Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel rip Jeff Sessions for cracking down on legal marijuana

Jimmy Kimmel and Stephen Colbert rip Jeff Sessions
(Image credit: Screenshots/YouTube/The Late Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live)

Thursday brought some bad news for "people who partake of the sweet, sweet green stuff," Stephen Colbert said on Thursday's Late Show, clarifying that he's talking about "the money states are making off legal marijuana." Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded an Obama administration policy discouraging federal law enforcement from prosecuting marijuana possession in states where it's legal — despite a recommendation not to change the policy from a task force Sessions himself had commissioned.

"Come on, Jeff, you're the states' rights guy," Colbert protested. "Would it help you if they smoked the weed out of a rolled up Confederate Flag? This new directive from Sessions can mean only one thing: He still doesn't know that white people smoke pot, too."

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