New York governor and potential 2020 presidential candidate Andrew Cuomo thinks marijuana should remain illegal in New York State because it "leads to other drugs and there's a lot of truth to proof that that's true."
Ultra-conservative Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions was confirmed as the country's next Attorney General by the Senate in a 52-47 vote on Feb. 8. Sessions is noted for saying, "Good people don't smoke marijuana."
There are now eight states that have legalized marijuana (Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, Oregon and Washington), 13 more with decriminalization laws and 44 with medical-marijuana laws.
Legislation allowing the use of low-THC, CBD-rich marijuana oil primarily for children suffering from seizure disorders has been approved in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
Marijuana measures passed in eight states on Election Day, led by adult-use legalization victories in California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada.