Trump Cuts the Legs Out from Under Sessions’ War on Weed

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Trump Cuts the Legs Out from Under Sessions’ War on Weed | Phillip Smith

President Trump last week signaled a dramatic turnaround in administration marijuana policy, telling Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner that the Justice Department would not go after state-legal marijuana in Colorado and that he would support moves to address the contradiction between legal marijuana states and federal pot prohibition. That puts Trump in line with his […]

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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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Sessions vs. Grassley: Sentencing Reform Sparks Fight on the Conservative Right

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Sessions vs. Grassley: Sentencing Reform Sparks Fight on the Conservative Right | Phillip Smith

Attorney General Jeff Sessions came out against a painstakingly cobbled-together Senate sentencing reform bill Wednesday, sparking a public food fight with Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the head of the Senate Judiciary Committee and the very face of dour Corn Belt conservatism. In a letter reported by Reuters, Sessions warned the committee not to approve the sentencing […]

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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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54 Lawmakers to Trump: Don’t Let Sessions Break Your Marijuana Promise

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54 Lawmakers to Trump: Don’t Let Sessions Break Your Marijuana Promise | Justin Strekal

WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, January 24th, fifty-four members of Congress representing both political parties sent a letter to President Trump denouncing the recent rescinding of the Cole Memo by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Led by Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Senate side and Representative Jared Polis in the House, the signers stated: “These new policies have helped eliminate […]

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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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Sessions’ Actions Against Cole Memo Triggers Call to Action from Medical Marijuana Advocates

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Sessions’ Actions Against Cole Memo Triggers Call to Action from Medical Marijuana Advocates | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday rescinded the 2013 memo created by then Deputy Attorney General James Cole known as the Cole Memorandum, which highlighted eight priorities when it came to the federal enforcement of medical and recreational cannabis laws including preventing the distribution of marijuana to minors and preventing diversion. The […]

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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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Eric Holder: Attorney General Sessions “Almost Obsessed With Marijuana”

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Eric Holder: Attorney General Sessions “Almost Obsessed With Marijuana” | Justin Strekal

In recent remarks at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former US Attorney General Eric Holder spoke about current Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ views on marijuana, saying “The Sessions almost obsession with marijuana I think is the thing that’s put the Justice Department in this strange place,” in regards to potential changes in current […]

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