Federal Marijuana Enforcement Plea

Attorney General Sessions Losing Federal Marijuana Enforcement Plea

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been making every attempt to enforce federal marijuana policy on the entire nation, even in states where it is legal. Since May, he has been asking Congress to allow the Justice Department to override the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which specifically protects legal states from federal laws. Now, it is even more unlikely that Sessions will get his way. Despite his opposing views of cannabis legalization, a Justice Department subcommittee appears to ignore his pleas in its recommendations. Tasked with studying the issue specifically, the Department of Justice Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety “has come up with no new policy recommendations to advance the attorney general’s aggressively anti-marijuana views.” This, despite federal funding specifically to link marijuana to rising violent crime rates, may just be the final blow to Sessions’ campaign. According to the Associated Press, which has copies of the as-yet-unpublished recommendations, …

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