Jeff Sessions Wants To PERSONALLY Prosecute Medical Marijuana Users

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions continues to ramp up the war on drugs. As a matter of fact, he is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday.

Sessions wants to personally prosecute those who use marijuana for medical purposes and he wants to use our tax dollars to do it. The medical marijuana protections, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, prohibit the Justice Department from using federal funds to prevent certain states “from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana.”  Sessions has asked Congress to undo those protections, which would violate state rights, and lead to the eventual violation of even more human rights. 

In his letter, first obtained by Tom Angell of Massroots.com and verified independently by The Washington Post, Sessions argued that the amendment would “inhibit [the Justice Department’s] authority to enforce the Controlled Substances Act.” He continued in his letter saying:

I believe it would be unwise for Congress to restrict the discretion of the Department to fund particular prosecutions, particularly in the midst of an historic drug epidemic and potentially long-term uptick in violent crime. The Department must be in a position to use all laws available to combat the transnational drug organizations and dangerous drug traffickers who threaten American lives.

Sessions cites the “historic drug epidemic” to justify a crackdown on medical marijuana. But that is clearly at odds with what researchers know about current drug use and abuse in the United States. The epidemic Sessions refers to involves deadly opiate drugs, not marijuana.  Marijuana has no known overdose amount, unlike other chemical substances and opioid-related deaths are also plummeting in states which have legalized the use of marijuana. Sessions is trying to actively promote violence at this point because the research clearly shows that cracking down on marijuana use would make the opiate epidemic even worse.

Sessions is very outspoken about his desire to continue to prosecute those who use marijuana for medical reasons. But under former President Barack Obama, the Justice Department also sought to undermine the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment. It circulated misleading talking points among Congress to influence the debate over the measure. It also, like Sessions’ letter, attempted to enforce the amendment in a way that “defies language and logic,” “tortures the plain meaning of the statute” and is “at odds with fundamental notions of the rule of law,” according to the ruling of a federal judge.

Sessions seeks to use the strong arm of the government to force his personal opinions on how one should treat themselves. Obama did the same thing with Obamacare, which is also backed by force.  The government’s rationale for cracking down on marijuana and getting involved in our health care is misguided at best, and tragic at worst.  The government doesn’t know what’s best for individuals, who are the smallest minority.

 

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  • Herman Nelson

    Sounds like big pharma doesn’t like a bunch of little middlemen cutting into their profit margins. I guess they don’t like the idea that you can grow this shit out in your backyard and not have to pay their pharmacist big bucks for their highly addictive pain meds.

  • g.johnon

    fuck you donald for putting this asshole in the attorney general seat.

    • Herman Nelson

      Fuck you barry for Holder and Lynch.

      • g.johnon

        yeah, that too. but you know, staying on topic and such….

        • Herman Nelson

          It’s ironic when FDR was in office, machineguns became controlled items that required a tax (illegal taxing of a right), FDR was on the bandwagon of making weed illegal. But the instigators in all of this are the anti-alcohol teetotalers.

          We agree on some things, but not everything. We’re cool. Have a great day, G.. 😉

    • David E

      There is an upside. Because of the asshole AG’s threatening behavior, advocates are gearing up in the courts for a final big push for substantive due process wins in the courts. Perhaps then we can finally finally put this dead horse to rest a little quicker.

      • g.johnon

        i do like the way that sounds, but pardon me if i do not hold my breath.

      • TrevorD

        Good point.

      • ReverendDraco✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵃᶜᶜᵒᵘᶰᵗ

        “The best way to get a bad law repealed is to enforce it strictly.” ~ Abraham Lincoln

    • Smarty

      I knew Trump was bullshit the second he installed this fucking self serving reptile. I hope this pile of shit known as sessions meets his demise soon…

  • Tom365

    Sessions should leave marijuana users alone and appoint a special investigator to the Seth Rich murder. This will make the dems too busy putting out fires of their own to worry much about Russia.

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  • John C Carleton

    However, he’s not concerned about Washington DC politicians raping babies, trafficking children, the CIA importing hard drugs, war crimes by DC politicians.

  • roger

    Hey Jeffie, GFY!!!!

  • Phil_Ossifer

    This is a huge states rights case in the making. I think they’re going to try to use the argument that if the weed is grown in the state and stays in the state, the Feds can’t regulate it, only the state can, because it isn’t in interstate commerce. The problem with that argument is an old Supreme Court case, Wickard v. Filburn (1942), where a farmer in Ohio grew wheat to feed his cattle but he grew more than federal government regulations said he could. He argued that he was using the excess wheat to feed his cattle and the wheat did not go into interstate commerce so the Feds had no right to regulate it. SC(r)OTUS disagreed, saying the feds could regulate things that indirectly impacted interstate commerce (which is essentially any human activity). Unless SC(r)OTUS is willing to overturn this precedent, which isn’t likely (since when does Uncle Sap give up any power?), then Sessions can declare open season on pot growers users.

  • RandyJ/ProudSurvivor

    Hey Jeff-good luck putting the genie back in the bottle! Dipshit.

  • Tatiana Covington

    Why the obsession about a plant? Don’t like it? Simply don’t use it. All there is to it.

  • Jeri Brace

    Sessions is an asshole. that being said….. lol. Sessions will not get his funds from congress to try his hand at a policy that has wasted so much money & has locked people up so the prisons could make a killing with slave labor! all because of a drug that by scientific research has shown to be 100x safer than Alcohol.
    Congressmen who allow or vote for funds so sessions can have his rampage on state rights can expect not to get re-elected when midterm elections come back to DC.,they can count on it! Sessions is fighting a losing battle, he just won’t admit it.

  • Jimmy Yost

    Thinking about Sessions reminded me of this quote:”
    Only crime and the criminal it is true, confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.”
    Hannah Arendt, from her book titled ‘The Origins Of Totalitarianism.’

  • THE ABSOLUTE TRUTH YOU DON’ FA

    “Oh no, we don’t dare let the people use a healthy, non toxic substance for health concerns”. You can bet that this asshole is in breed worth big pharma.

  • It is not Paranoia

    Fuck this clown.

  • SP_88

    If people are smart, they’ll send these old men packing at election time. If you can’t do what your constituents want, you are out of a job. Simple as that.
    It’s time to hold their feet to the fire. But this only works if we send a clear message to these ass clowns that we will not tolerate their disobedience. These people were elected to do a job. A very simple job. And that was to go to Washington and make laws we support, and get rid of the ones we don’t.
    There’s no room for any of your personal vendettas against that “evil” marijuana. Do your jobs. All of you. We don’t care about big pharma’s profits. We only care about our own personal freedom. And you people have done enough to infringe on our rights and freedoms. We are sick and tired of it.
    Do as you promised or GTFO of Washington and we’ll elect someone else.

  • Lindsay Zipprich

    He should be going after Big Pharma if you want to convict drug dealers that kill people. What is he doing? Setting it up so Monsanto can poison everyone with GMO medical Marijuana and put everyone else out of business.

  • Jimmy Yost

    I’m no pothead, in fact I don’t like the pot high at all, but I think in view of his blatant unconcern for people’s suffering it would serve him right if his wife or one of his children or grandchildren came down with a strain of cancer that could only be cured by cannabis. His proud look would suddenly disappear.