Gardner Statement on Meeting with Attorney General Sessions

Washington, DC - Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) today released the below statement following his meeting with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.


“Earlier today I met with Attorney General Sessions to further discuss the Justice Department’s decision to rescind current policy on legal marijuana enforcement. I reiterated my concern that states’ rights were being infringed on through this action and we agreed to continue talks. I also hope to expand these discussions with the Justice Department to include several of my Democrat and Republican colleagues about what steps can be taken legislatively to protect Colorado’s rights.”


On Tuesday, Senator Gardner organized and led a meeting with Republican and Democrat senators that share his concerns with the DOJ decision. They will continue to work together on legislative steps that can be taken to restore states’ rights impacted by this latest action.




Cory Gardner is a member of the U.S. Senate serving Colorado. He sits on the Energy & Natural Resources Committee, the Foreign Relations Committee, the Commerce, Science, & Transportation Committee, and the Budget Committee, and is the Chairman of the Subcommittee on East Asia, the Pacific, and International Cybersecurity Policy and Subcommittee on Energy


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