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Sessions Beats War Drum on Pot Legalization, Concerning States Attorney General

The U.S. attorney general disputes a link between pot and lower opioid use after warning of surrounding violence

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has for a second time this week publicly bashed marijuana legalization, abandoning his confirmation-process reticence to discuss the topic and reclaiming his colorful opposition.

On Tuesday, Sessions told a Washington ballroom packed with state attorneys general – many of them in charge of defending laws that conflict with federal prohibition – that pot legalization should be resisted, though he did not describe any specific plans to challenge state-regulated markets.

Attorneys general of three states with laws allowing for recreational sales told U.S. News after the remarks that Sessions needs to clarify his intentions toward the voter-approved laws that have spawned a multibillion-dollar state-legal industry.

“Marijuana is a cure for opiate abuse? Give me a break,” Sessions had told the room, discounting what he said was a recent Washington Post article associating lax pot laws with less opioid abuse, a link demonstrated by research. [Read More @ US News]

This Post Has 4 Comments
  1. This man is resistant to the truth. “He who convinced against his will, is of the same opinion still.” Never fails. It is too bad he was appointed into the position, when there were (and are) so many better candidates. His actions could be very divisive to this country. Federal forces invading our states?? This is polarizing, and the opposite is what our country desperately needs right now.

  2. Is it just me, or does Jeff Sessions, US Attorney General, look like he’s a child from Village of the Damned?

  3. Had the industry stayed patient – centric he may not have a leg to stand on. But adult took the industry to a place where many other industry are waiting to strangle the baby. Wanting it to go legal meant giving it to the legal entities that could cut the baby in many pieces leaving good intentions in the afterbirth.

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