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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Jeff Sessions Escalates Drug War: Tells Prosecutors to Seek “Most Serious” Charges, More Severe Sentences for Drugs

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Jeff Sessions Escalates Drug War: Tells Prosecutors to Seek “Most Serious” Charges, More Severe Sentences for Drugs | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, pushing back on bi-partisan momentum to reduce the amount of people behind bars, issued a memo to prosecutors, calling on them to push for the “most serious” charges against people, hoping to trigger mandatory minimum drug sentences. The memo is a direct reversal of the policy of his […]

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Jeff Sessions Claims Marijuana Only “Slightly Less Awful” Than Heroin

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Jeff Sessions Claims Marijuana Only “Slightly Less Awful” Than Heroin | Phillip Smith

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions once again displayed his ignorance about drugs Wednesday as he claimed that marijuana is “only slightly less awful” than heroin. In the same speech, he acknowledged rising heroin and prescription opioid overdose death levels, but failed to note that no one dies from overdosing on marijuana. Heroin produces physical addiction […]

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Jeff Sessions Won’t Rule Out Using Mafia Law to Go After Legal Marijuana

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Jeff Sessions Won’t Rule Out Using Mafia Law to Go After Legal Marijuana | Phillip Smith

On conservative radio talker Hugh Hewitt’s program Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions continued to bad mouth marijuana and suggested he might use laws enacted to go after the Mafia against the legal marijuana industry. “I think it’s a more dangerous drug than a lot of people realize. I don’t think we’re going to be a […]

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Senate Votes to Confirm Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General

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Senate Votes to Confirm Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General | Drug Policy Alliance

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Senate voted 52 to 47 Wednesday to confirm Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as Attorney General. Most Republicans voted for him; most Democrats voted against him. The vote comes after two months of organized opposition as hundreds of organizations expressed concerns about Sessions’s record and racially-charged statements he has made in the past. […]

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“Just Say No” to Jeff Sessions for Attorney General Campaign Launched by DPA

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“Just Say No” to Jeff Sessions for Attorney General Campaign Launched by DPA | Drug Policy Alliance

The Drug Policy Alliance is launching a campaign to put the brakes on Alabama Republican Senator Jeff Sessions’ nomination for Attorney General. The Drug Policy Alliance campaign includes a new video launched today on The Root that exposes Jeff Sessions’ appalling record on drug policy, civil and human rights, and criminal justice reform. The Drug Policy […]

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Hearing Set for Jeff Sessions Attorney General Nomination

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Hearing Set for Jeff Sessions Attorney General Nomination | NORML

It’s official, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has set January 10-11, 2017 for the confirmation hearing of noted marijuana law reform opponent Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) to become the next Attorney General. Already it appears that Sen. Grassley will try to keep the hearings as short as possible and restrict the number of witnesses […]

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