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Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana

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posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 04:56 PM
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Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana

Sadly it may come down to what was warned about, if nothing is done to stop it:



President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana to violent crime and recommend tougher sentences for those caught growing, selling and smoking the plant.

Sessions sent a memo in April updating the U.S. Attorney’s Offices and Department of Justice Department (DOJ) component heads on the work of the task force, which he said would be accomplished through various subcommittees. In the memo, Sessions said he has asked for initial recommendations no later than July 27.

“Task Force subcommittees will also undertake a review of existing policies in the areas of charging, sentencing, and marijuana to ensure consistency with the Department's overall strategy on reducing violent crime and with Administration goals and priorities,” he wrote. Criminal justice reform advocates fear Sessions’s memo signals stricter enforcement is ahead.


All this on top of asset forfeiture.

Also, while I can't share the whole of the article, this needs to be pointed out:

Sessions sent a letter in May asking congressional leaders to do away with an amendment to the DOJ budget prohibiting the agency from using federal funds to prevent states "from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana."

He's continuing to add marijuana in with the ongoing drug(heroin, coc aine,etc.) epidemic.

If anyone wasn't aware of the following:

According to Politifact, Trump pledged to leave marijuana legalization up to the states while on the campaign trail. But last month he reportedly pushed back against the congressional ban on the DOJ interfering with state medical marijuana laws in a signing statement, asserting that he isn’t legally bound to the limits imposed by Congress.


Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana - Source


This really should be a bipartisan effort(which it is a bi partisan issue) to stop any of this madness. See the articles mention of that bipartisan efforts I have mentioned in past threads.

I implore supporters of this administration and citizens overall to write their Reps in awareness about Sessions intentions, who is heading the effort. Lindsey Graham is supporting a marijuana crackdown as well.



(post by mOjOm removed for political trolling and baiting)

posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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What are the Trump followers excuse for this?



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:06 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake


Country is going to snip and ya'll are worried about something that people like me have been doing under the radar for years.


Priorities people, priorities........


edit on 23-7-2017 by seeker1963 because: (no reason given)


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posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:07 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

I see that as a real step backwards. It does have a role in medicine and as a recreational drug (like alcohol) it has a small impact and a potentially great financial impact (positive.) That money could be better spent elsewhere, IMHO.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:08 PM
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Oh look more bad decisions, or is it good for them and just simply bad for the people, because people just don't matter. Another big F U from me to team Trump.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: dreamingawake


Country is going to snip and ya'll are worried about something that people like me have been doing under the radar for years.


Priorities people, priorities........


Another excuse. It goes on and on.


A little thing to you is a big thing to many others



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:09 PM
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originally posted by: Willtell
What are the Trump followers excuse for this?

It's not going to happen It's not going to happen IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!!

Something like that.

Never mind that Sessions asked Congress to go after medical marijuana, or that Sessions committee has been out in Colorado holding secret meetings with legal cannabis opponents.

On the bright side, maybe this will open the eyes of a lot of Trump supporters to exactly who and what they're supporting.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:11 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: dreamingawake


Country is going to snip and ya'll are worried about something that people like me have been doing under the radar for years.


Priorities people, priorities........


Our country will go further to # when there's not only a loss of jobs-brought to areas by the marijuana industry where they lacked prior- within the industry, more people are robbed of their freedom and homes because of this.

Yup, worried about the innocent people who use it for medical and even recreational reasons being impacted, jailed and assets seized, not even to mention coming down on a legal, pulling in a lot of taxes, business going on in our states.

Personally it poses too, to affect those who have smoked under the radar for years.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:15 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: dreamingawake


Country is going to snip and ya'll are worried about something that people like me have been doing under the radar for years.


Priorities people, priorities........



So you like it better when you're a criminal for doing something that was legally voted in as being a legal activity???

Is there no priority given to keeping officials honest in doing what they said they'd do??? Is there no priority given toward the principle behind issues???

How is it that matters of principle such as honesty and integrity are not given some priority???



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:16 PM
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And now, when I used to just dislike Trump, I truly hate him.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:18 PM
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originally posted by: underwerks

originally posted by: Willtell
What are the Trump followers excuse for this?

It's not going to happen It's not going to happen IT'S NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!!!

Something like that.

Never mind that Sessions asked Congress to go after medical marijuana, or that Sessions committee has been out in Colorado holding secret meetings with legal cannabis opponents.

On the bright side, maybe this will open the eyes of a lot of Trump supporters to exactly who and what they're supporting.


Good for pointing out:



Colorado officials said the federal agencies involved “didn’t want” the meetings publicized.

Thursday 07/20/2017 by Mike Adams

Secret meetings taking place this week in Colorado involving some of the federal government’s leading agencies against the drug culture could be an indication that it is just now just a matter of time before U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions launches a full blown attack against the legal cannabis trade.

Source



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:18 PM
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originally posted by: mOjOm

originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: dreamingawake


Country is going to snip and ya'll are worried about something that people like me have been doing under the radar for years.


Priorities people, priorities........



So you like it better when you're a criminal for doing something that was legally voted in as being a legal activity???

Is there no priority given to keeping officials honest in doing what they said they'd do??? Is there no priority given toward the principle behind issues???

How is it that matters of principle such as honesty and integrity are not given some priority???


I didn't say that.

I just think jobs, debt, and many other things that our destroying our culture and country have a much higher priority to salvage our sinking ship than whether or not it's legal for some one to smoke weed?

Would it make you happy if I said, "Sessions was the worst mistake Trump made?".
edit on 23-7-2017 by seeker1963 because: (no reason given)



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:18 PM
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a reply to: dreamingawake

From the article....



President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana to violent crime and recommend tougher sentences for those caught growing, selling and smoking the plant.





posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:19 PM
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On another note, maybe Trumps antics with Jeff Sessions recently are an attempt to distance himself from Sessions because he has a heads up on his new cannabis policy..

This way he can say he "wished" he hadn't appointed him if he comes under fire due to Sessions decision. Anyone who's even heard the word politics knows how bad politically it would be to go after cannabis right now.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:19 PM
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hahaahahahahahahaha

Bush era: Dey terk mer jerbs

Obama era: Dey terk mer gerns

Trump era: Dey terk mer spliffs



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:19 PM
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originally posted by: seeker1963
a reply to: dreamingawake


Country is going to snip and ya'll are worried about something that people like me have been doing under the radar for years.


Priorities people, priorities........






Actually lots of people use it as a medicine and would be in real trouble without it, you are very uninformed on the subject, it has many healing properties


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posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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The sad thing is people just accepting that our federal government should even have the powers to control this.

Disgusting.



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:22 PM
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Is this subject being discussed here?
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Jul, 23 2017 @ 05:24 PM
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At the end of the day States that have legalized it will going on, many other States will legalized it and in the near future it will be taken off the schedule 1 list...

Another I hate Trump posting, but then 8 years under Obama and nothing. Even towards the end of his 8 years we got this..


The Obama administration has denied a bid by two Democratic governors to reconsider how it treats marijuana under federal drug control laws, keeping the drug for now, at least, in the most restrictive category for U.S. law enforcement purposes.


I really do not want to do the "what did Obama do" but come on people....



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