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