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Tagged With: Sessions

Attorney General Sessions Reiterates His Threats To Legalization

During a press conference in Boston earlier today, Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his hostility to marijuana reform and doubled down yet again on his tired, fear-mongering talking point regarding it being sold at every street corner. “Personally my view is that the American republic will not be better if there are marijuana sales on every … Continue reading »

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Update: Federal Judge Reserves Decision After Hearing Arguments In Washington, et.al v. Sessions

Today, Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York heard oral arguments on the motion to dismiss Washington, et.al v. Sessions, et.al, a federal lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the Schedule I classification of cannabis under the Controlled Substances Act. The federal government argued to have the case … Continue reading »

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54 Senators And Representatives To President Trump: Don’t Let Sessions Break Your Marijuana Promise

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 the … Continue reading »

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Bipartisan Members Of Congress Speak Out Against AG Sessions

Attorney General and Anti-Marijuana Crusader Jeff Sessions 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 … Continue reading »

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New House Legislation To Stop AG Jeff Sessions From Cracking Down

Representative Barbara Lee Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA) and Don Young (R-AK today filed a resolution, HR 4779, known as The RE.F.E.R. Act, prohibiting the federal government from taking punitive action against those operating in states where the use and distribution of marijuana is legal. NORML is pleased to have worked with Rep. Lee’s office in … Continue reading »

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Democrats and Republicans Reject Recent Action by AG Sessions

Following yesterday’s announcement by the DOJ that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had rescinded the Cole Memo, an Obama-era memorandum issued by Attorney General James Cole in 2013, federal lawmakers on both sides of the aisle quickly denounced the decision. Reject AG Sessions’ Efforts to Revert to the Failed Criminal Policies of the ‘Just Say No’ … Continue reading »

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions To Crackdown On State-Legal Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is set to rescind the Department of Justice’s policy towards state-legal marijuana. “By rescinding the Cole Memo, Jeff Sessions is acting on his warped desire to return America to the failed beliefs of the ‘Just Say No’ and Reefer Madness eras. This action flies in the face of sensible public policy and broad public opinion. … Continue reading »

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We Need Your Help to Protect Patients from Jeff Sessions

During a House Judiciary Committee oversight hearing today, 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 … Continue reading »

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Jeff Sessions: We Will Do Our Best To Enforce The Laws As We’re Required To Do

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 … Continue reading »

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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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