It is difficult to predict just what a #trump presidency will be like, but the one thing we do know is that you can’t believe everything the President-elect has said because he often contradicts himself or changes positions, and Trump himself even said he often speaks metaphorically. So, we must look at who he selects for important positions in his Administration.

Trump, is he anti-marijuana now?

On the stump during the campaign against Secretary Clinton, Mr. Trump stated clearly that he believes that the question of whether #Marijuana should be legalized should be left to the various states. That goes along with the standard Republican States Rights position that the Federal Government should stay out of most things and leave each state to decide for itself.

Unfortunately for those people in states which already permit medical and/or recreational use of marijuana and those who just voted for legalizing it, Mr. Trump, the President-elect has picked fanatic anti-drug Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III, the extremely conservative Senator from Alabama for the post of Attorney General.

Senator Sessions is a long-time critic of how the Department of Justice has operated under President Obama, often citing gun, drug, and immigration policies as ones he most opposed.

Sessions, is he a bigot?

In a 1986 Senate committee hearing on the then 39-year-old U.S. attorney's proposed federal judgeship, some of his former colleagues testified that Sessions regularly used the "n-word" and a black assistant US attorney testified that his boss, Sessions called him "boy" on multiple occasions and joked about white supremacists, saying he thought KKK members were "OK, until he learned that they smoked marijuana."

Senator Sessions was the first prominent Republican politician to endorse Candidate Trump and has become a close Trump adviser.

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This isn't just because of his early support, the Trump transition team recently released this statement, “The president-elect has been unbelievably impressed with Senator Sessions and his phenomenal record as Alabama’s attorney general and U.S. attorney. It is no wonder the people of Alabama re-elected him without opposition.”

His immigration stand

In 2014 The National Review, a prominent conservative publication founded by conservative icon William F. Buckley, Jr. said Sessions is "amnesty's worst enemy." The Senator also opposes legal immigration, especially the guest worker program where companies hire foreigners if there is no citizen qualified for the job. This is essential for the economy according to some in Silicon Valley because there are several million high-tech jobs open at all times and too few Americans with the education to do the jobs.

War on drugs will continue under Sessions

While it isn't certain, given Sen. Sessions selection by President-elect Trump for Attorney General and Sessions' strong condemnation of marijuana use, it seems likely that the "#War on Drugs" started by President Nixon in 1971 will continue and perhaps expand.

Although drugs are just as easy to get today and we have a heroin epidemic after spending more than $1 trillion losing yet another war, the only practical result has been to jail millions of black men and women for minor drug offenses and also coincidentally making many of them ineligible to vote.

Because of the way drugs are classified (powder "nose candy" cocaine vs crack cocaine) the penalty for possession or sale of crack is much worse than that for the same amount of powdered cocaine. It's probably just a coincidence that whites, including many in high-pressure Wall Street jobs, prefer powder cocaine and blacks' drug of choice is crack. On average about 1.5 million people are arrested on Federal drug charges each year (mostly for minor possession) and half of those in Federal prisons are drug offenders.

Sen. Sessions' rants on marijuana are reminiscent of the 50's propaganda film "Reefer Madness" where smoking a single joint drove "good" teens insane, leading to rape (and worse).