US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns

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US Attorney General Jeff Sessions Resigns | NORML

United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions today announced that he is resigning, effective immediately, from the office of the Department of Justice. In both his tenure in Congress and as Attorney General, Sessions was a longstanding, vocal opponent of marijuana policy reform, who once opined, “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.” As Attorney General, his office rescinded the 2013 Cole memorandum […]

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Video: Jeff Sessions Acknowledges States Have the Right to Set Their Own Marijuana Policies

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Video: Jeff Sessions Acknowledges States Have the Right to Set Their Own Marijuana Policies | Phillip Smith

Even as he defended federal marijuana prohibition, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions last Thursday conceded that states have the right to pass their own marijuana laws. Sessions, an avowed foe of marijuana legalization, has moved to rescind Obama-era guidance to prosecutors that gave some protection to state-legal marijuana operations, but the reality on the ground […]

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Rick Steves Has Three Must-Sees for a Jeff Sessions European Drug Policy Trip

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Rick Steves Has Three Must-Sees for a Jeff Sessions European Drug Policy Trip | Phillip Smith

PBS star and prolific travel guidebook author Rick Steves is a prominent advocate of marijuana legalization and drug reform. For years, he has advocated for freeing the weed and adopting a more moderate, European-style approach to drug policy. He has enjoyed successes, playing a leading role in bringing the public around in Washington state, which […]

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Bipartisan Members of Congress Speak Out Against AG Jeff Sessions

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Bipartisan Members of Congress Speak Out Against AG Jeff Sessions | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC — Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) held a bipartisan special order on Wednesday, January 17th to address the implications surrounding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to rescind the Cole Memo. Simply put, a special order is a practice in Congress where a member is able to speak on any topic they wish after the House of Representatives […]

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America Declares War on Jeff Sessions’ Threatened War on Marijuana

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America Declares War on Jeff Sessions’ Threatened War on Marijuana | Phillip Smith

With his announcement that he is freeing federal prosecutors to go after marijuana operations in states where it is legal, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has excited strong bipartisan opposition — splitting the Republicans, providing a potential opening for Democrats in the 2018 elections, and energizing supporters of just ending marijuana prohibition once and for all. […]

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NORML Needs Your Help to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Jeff Sessions

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NORML Needs Your Help to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients from Jeff Sessions | Erik Altieri

During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing Tuesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions admitted his Department of Justice would be required to abide by budget amendments that restrict their use of funding to go after state-legal medical marijuana programs. Representative Steve Cohen (D-TN) grilled Sessions on a number of his Reefer Madness talking points including his comments stating marijuana consumers […]

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Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best to Enforce the Laws as We’re Required to Do

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Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best to Enforce the Laws as We’re Required to Do | Justin Strekal

In an interview with conservative radio show host Hugh Hewitt, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his position against marijuana, his commitment to enforcing its prohibition, and expressed an openness to use RICO suits against businesses that handle the plant. Earlier this year Cully Stimson of the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think-tank that has a tremendous amount […]

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Powerful Senate Committee Ties Jeff Sessions’s Hands on Medical Marijuana

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Powerful Senate Committee Ties Jeff Sessions’s Hands on Medical Marijuana | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — This week, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted by voice vote to approve an amendment that would block the Department of Justice from spending any funds to undermine state medical marijuana laws. The amendment – led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) – is a striking rebuke of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had […]

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Will Congress Let Jeff Sessions Shut Down Medical Marijuana?

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Will Congress Let Jeff Sessions Shut Down Medical Marijuana? | Justin Strekal

This week, the House Appropriations Committee released its 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS) Appropriations bill, which determines the funding levels for numerous federal agencies, including the Department of Justice. Predictably, the bill does not include language — known as the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment — limiting the Justice Department from taking action against state-sanctioned medical cannabis producers, […]

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AG Jeff Sessions Wants to Prosecute Medical Marijuana Providers

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AG Jeff Sessions Wants to Prosecute Medical Marijuana Providers | Thomas H. Clarke

WASHINGTON, DC — The first shots in the Trump Administration‘s War on Marijuana have been fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions — who believes that marijuana is “only slightly less awful” than heroin and claims that “good people don’t smoke marijuana” — has reportedly asked congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been […]

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