I've heard this many times before, I assume it's true and can't find any rejection of it. However, asking here for a second opinion.
- The Attorney General serves at the "pleasure of president" and can be fired with or without cause.
- The Attorney General can reschedule or deschedule any controlled substances.
- The president can instruct the Attorney General to deschedule marijuana.
- If the Attorney General refuses, the president can ask for a resignation or remove the AG from office. The process restarts.
- If the Attorney General accepts, marijuana is decriminalized.
The question here assumes (a) the president wills it, (b) the president is willing to exercise any lawful executive action to see the agenda through.
Note for the purposes of this question, I would primarily like this approach to be validated. I am also open to other approaches that exclude congressional action.