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

Former Attorney General Eric Holder Photo by Ryan Johnson 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 … Continue reading »

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Washington State Responds To Attorney General Sessions’ Veiled Threats

As first reported by Tom Angell of MassRoots.com, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee and Attorney General Bob Ferguson responded to a July 24 letter from US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, in which Sessions’ made multiple allegations all based on a single misleading 2016 report. One would say, they didn’t pull any punches: “Your letter, citing the March 2016 … Continue reading »

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So We Have Attorney General Sessions – Whats Next For Marijuana?

Photo by Gage Skidmore Despite historic opposition, members of the United States Senate voted 52 to 47 last week to approve the nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for US Attorney General. NORML thanks the tens of thousands of you who responded to our action alerts opposing this nomination and the thousands more who took time … Continue reading »

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BREAKING: Jeff Sessions Confirmed As Attorney General

Despite historic opposition to a nominee for Attorney General, today Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions (R-AL) was confirmed to assume the role of our nation’s top law enforcement official. What happens next in regards to marijuana policy is unclear. We can engage in speculation as much as we’d like, but ultimately theorizing on whether or not … Continue reading »

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Senate Judiciary Advances the Nomination of Marijuana Prohibitionist Jeff Sessions to be the Attorney General

Unfortunately, but not unexpectedly, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced the confirmation of Jeff Sessions to be the next US Attorney General on a party line vote of 11 to 9. There a numerous groups in the criminal justice advocacy space, ranging from the NAACP to the ACLU who are opposed Senator Sessions becoming the nation’s … Continue reading »

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BREAKING: Attorney General Vote Delayed

Today, Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee requested a delay on the vote to advance Jeff Sessions to the full Senate for confirmation to become the next Attorney General. The delay comes at the request of California Senator Diane Feinstein, who justified the delay for the American public to learn more about Senator Sessions’ background and … Continue reading »

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Take Action: Oppose Jeff Sessions For US Attorney General

Senate lawmakers are only days away from taking a vote that may have a drastic impact on the future of marijuana policy. Beginning Tuesday, January 10, members of the US Senate will begin confirmation hearings on the nomination of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions for the position of US Attorney General — the top law enforcement … Continue reading »

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Hearing Set for Jeff Sessions Attorney General Nomination

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 … Continue reading »

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Urge Your Senator To Oppose Jeff Sessions For US Attorney General

It is rare that NORML and leading marijuana prohibitionist Kevin Sabet see eye to eye on anything. But when Sabet recently called Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions “by far the single most outspoken opponent of marijuana legalization in the U.S. Senate,” we had to agree. Here’s why. Sen. Sessions has a long and consistent record of … Continue reading »

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BREAKING: Anti-Marijuana Zealot Tapped for Attorney General

We have some dire news to share. This morning, President-Elect Trump announced his pick for Attorney General and it couldn’t be much worse for the marijuana law reform movement and our recent legalization victories. Trump’s pick, Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions, is a militant prohibitionist. We could go into great detail how Senator Sessions has been … Continue reading »

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