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Tagged With: Sessions

Last Chance To Protect Medical Marijuana Patients and Providers From Jeff Sessions

Update: Congress passed a one-week Continuing Resolution, to maintain the current spending levels and Rohrabacher-Farr, meaning state medical marijuana patients and businesses will remain protected from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and the Department of Justice until May 5. Today is the final day that Congress has to pass a short-term budget to fund the federal government … Continue reading »

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Sessions’ DOJ Reviewing Marijuana Enforcement, Governors Fight Back

This week, Attorney General Jeff “Marijuana Consumers Aren’t Good People” Sessions issued a memo outlining a requested task force inquiry into a number of public safety issues, one of which being the enforcement of federal marijuana laws. The memo was sent to 94 U.S. Attorney’s Offices and Department of Justice component heads to provide “an … Continue reading »

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Jeff Sessions: Wrong on Opioids and Violence, Considers RICO Lawsuits

Attorney General Jeff SessionsPhoto by Gage Skidmore Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared with conservative talk radio host Hugh Hewitt to discuss a range of issues, including how the Trump administration intends to address marijuana law enforcement in states that are regulating its adult use. During the interview, Hewitt repeatedly encourages Sessions to engage in federal … 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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JUST IN: Sessions Evades Firm Answer on State Marijuana Laws, Leaves Door Open for Federal Enforcement

During his confirmation for the position of Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions failed to give a straight answer with regard to how the Justice Department should respond to states that have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use. The Alabama Senator was questioned by both Sens. Leahy (D-VT) and Lee (R-UT) with respect to whether … 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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