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Senate Rebukes Sessions by Upholding Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment

Senate Rebukes Sessions Back in May, Attorney General Jeff Sessions asked Congress to repeal the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, which prevents the federal government from interfering in state laws that legalize marijuana. It bars them from using federal funds to investigate, enforce, prosecute, or persecute anyone using, carrying, growing, transporting, or selling cannabis in states where it is legal for them to do so. He may want to override Rohrabacher-Farr, but he is meeting staunch resistance from all walks of society, including politicians and citizens. Sessions claims a link between marijuana and violent crime, and he wants to keep weed illegal so that the Department of Justice can investigate and arrest criminals unhindered. Fortunately, the Senate opted to uphold the rights of states and civilians in this matter. Conflict of Rohrabacher-Farr Amendment and Federal Marijuana Laws On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted in favor of an amendment to a budget bill …

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