Politics What does Biden’s attorney general pick think about legalization? Not much—but it may not matter David Bienenstock January 6, 2021, Merrick Garland, blocked as an Obama Supreme Court nominee, is said to be Joe Biden’s nominee for attorney general. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) With the Democrats gaining control of the US Senate in last night’s historic Georgia run-off election, President-elect Joe Biden wasted no time this morning announcing US Appeals Court Judge Merrick Garland as his pick for US Attorney General. Merrick Garland as attorney general: Good or bad for cannabis? If that name sounds familiar, it’s most likely because Garland was President Obama’s pick to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat in 2016. Famously, Garland never got a confirmation hearing because then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked his nomination until the end of Obama’s term.
David Bienenstock, Leafly, 01/06/2021 14:14:00