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Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers

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posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 07:23 AM
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Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers
What. The. Hell?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions 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.

The 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."

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."

Don't worry, Fake News crew. There is a copy online of the document

Here's some of the BS he is shoveling:


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.

Drug epidemic? Medical marijuana is a drug epidemic now? Seriously. What is wrong with this man? Did he literally crawl out of a time machine from the 1980's? This man. I hate this man more than Donald Trump. He is a cancer on our government and the worst thing that Trump has done to this country. He is anti-freedom and wants to lock people up for trying to find solutions to long ailing problems that marijuana, no, cannabis helps solve and for that we need to stand up and say no to this tyrant.

If you are a Trump supporter, I implore you to appeal to him to get another guy. I keep being told not to worry and nothing to see here when I write these threads, but every few weeks he does one more thing to try to walk back freedoms that we've fought hard to regain since the mid 90's. Medical cannabis support has 83% support for legalization! Sessions thinks that these people, your friends, neighbors, grandparents, relatives, etc are all hard core druggies who deserve to be locked up in prison for treating their medical issues. For SHAME!
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posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 07:36 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t
I hope the MJ states tell him where to go, and the non MJ states support them in solidarity against federal government flexing its muscles. This is nuts, spend the budget on tackling meth or crack producers and such like instead.


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posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 07:38 AM
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a reply to: InceyWincey

The problem is that Sessions thinks that opiate addicts and pot smokers are the same breed of awful. I don't think EITHER should be in jail for using. Addiction is a disease, but to equate opiate use to pot smoking is just... Evil.



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 07:40 AM
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Hey... you people think Trump is such a super-duper President and accomplishing such bigglie things... well this is part-and-parcel to the Trump Regime. Caveat Emptor.



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 07:46 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t
I agree wholeheartedly. Crack/Meth/Heroin producers and sellers should be prosecuted, addicts need treatment, medical MJ users should be left be. The attitude of Sessions reminds me of 1980's thinking about 'drugs' as well.


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posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 07:47 AM
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I think we're going to have to address the issue of private prisons at the same time we address decriminalization... More and more it seems that marijuana laws -- both medical and recreational use -- are more about making a profit for the few than the actual best interests of the people:

Jeff Sessions Getting Rich Filling Private Prisons

It should be noted that while the title is definitive, the context of the article contains a big "if":

If he still owns these funds, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is making policy that he will financially profit from.


For what it's worth, Snopes declares the above claim "mostly false," but it is Snopes...

Here's a little more:
Jeff Sessions' Role in Expanding Private Prisons Is Deeper Than You Might Think

As long as people have a personal financial interest in maximizing prisoner populations, laws will be made to make criminals out of all of us...



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 07:51 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

There may be something to that or may not. I'd tend to side with Snopes and say that if it is false, it probably is. Not trying to smear the guy with fake news when he prints enough awful news of his own. If the narrative just simply turned out that he is just an old dinosaur from a bygone age that hasn't moved on, I can get on board with that. He's been fighting this battle for decades and his racial opinions are less than stellar. It's no secret that the Drug War is racist (dating all the way back to why Nixon started it).



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 07:54 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t



I hate this man more than Donald Trump. He is a cancer on our government and the worst thing that Trump has done to this country.


Bingo! My sentiments exactly. The appointment of this guy is a perfect example of how Trump does not give a 💩 About the will of the people. I hate this dude and wish a plane would crash on him because the world would be a better place. This guy makes me so mad. Modern politics have no need for people like him any longer. I hope he does resign, please let those rumors be true.



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 07:57 AM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

Sessions was literally turned down to be a federal judge for being a racist piece of #. How is it that people think that he is any different now that he is a senile piece of #?



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 08:02 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Fair enough. I don't know what investments Sessions still has or not, including private prisons...

But leaving Sessions out of it, the greater point stands... it's fair to assume that those who do profit from prisoners don't want any laws to change that would result in fewer prisoners. And as the laws stand now, those private prison corporations have to serve the best financial interests of their shareholders, which means fighting to keep cannabis criminal... hence the continuing war on people who use drugs.



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 08:02 AM
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From his point of view, it seems like Sessions just wants to introduce some 'common sense' laws on the issue. That line was awfully popular the last few years under the last guy. I guess common sense isn't so common when the shoe is on the other foot, huh?

Understand, I personally couldn't care less about this issue. In fact, I tend to think that it probably has a detrimental effect on its users. But I am a supporter of individual rights, and as long as the user is on his own property, its not my business and I don't think it should be the government's business, either.



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 08:14 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

Violent crime of the dooby smokers???

Oh my...I guess if you get between them and their bag of Doritos.. but even then...most will laugh and offer you a hand full of chips ...or a toke.. mostly....

Crimes...maybe a kid slipping a ten out of moms wallet ??? IDK ¿¿¿



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 08:19 AM
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a reply to: vor78

That's got to be one of the most pathetic attempts at shifting the discussion to Obama I've seen on ATS in a while, and that takes some doing.

There's nothing "common sense" about reversing states' medical weed laws. Nothing. At. All.



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 08:21 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

And plain stupid.

It's a walnut grove in D.C. these days.



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 08:23 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

Yes. With that I agree whole heartedly. Private prisons are a leach on our system and need to be shut down, Sessions expanding their usage is alarming in its own ways. Especially since he did that before he enacted any other policies. Like he KNEW that he'd need more prisons for the # he was going to pull.



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 08:26 AM
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originally posted by: vor78
From his point of view, it seems like Sessions just wants to introduce some 'common sense' laws on the issue. That line was awfully popular the last few years under the last guy. I guess common sense isn't so common when the shoe is on the other foot, huh?

So attaching the phrase "common sense" to a law makes it so in your book? I don't think so looking at your followup paragraph that clearly looks like it is displaying some measure of common sense by appealing to individual liberty (not so much on the medical science though). So what are you doing here?



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 08:33 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t


Like he KNEW that he'd need more prisons for the # he was going to pull.


I'm so glad you said that because I had exactly the same thought... maybe I'm not just paranoid!



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 08:39 AM
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a reply to: Boadicea

Trust me. I've been keeping an eye on this guy since back when he was holding Trump's torch for him during the darkest days of his candidacy. I knew back then he was courting Trump for a position like this so he could go after drugs.



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 08:41 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

You completely missed my point. I'm saying that the average, everyday citizen in this country needs to support each other's rights, regardless of whether or not we personally value that right, because sooner or later, the .gov is going to come around wanting to restrict something YOU care about under the guise of 'common sense'.



posted on Jun, 13 2017 @ 08:42 AM
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a reply to: vor78

No. I got it. I acknowledged that part, that's what made your first paragraph so confusing. That is unless you just couldn't resist throwing out an attack on Obama.




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