Republicans and Democrats Outraged Over Jeff Sessions Decision

The decision by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to change federal policy on filing lawsuits against marijuana businesses that have been otherwise approved by state lawmakers, is rankling republicans and democrats alike. The most disturbing parts of the policy shift is that California just started its recreational marijuana program on January 1st, and the move is contrary to what the Trump administration claimed it would do while campaigning for president.

For republicans like Rand Paul, the senator for Kentucky, the issue is his strong beliefs that marijuana is matter of state’s rights. For democrats like Ron Wyden, the senator for Washington where recreational marijuana is legal, not only does he believe it is the right of a state to decide its policies towards marijuana, but he also strongly believes that marijuana should be legalized nationally.

The attorney general’s move brought swift condemnation from both Republicans and Democrats in Washington. National Republican Senatorial Committee head Sen. Cory Gardner, who represents Colorado, where the marijuana market is legal and thriving, blasted Sessions as a liar. “This reported action directly contradicts what Attorney General Sessions told me prior to his confirmation,”ย Gardner tweeted. “The Justice Department has trampled on the will of the voters in CO and other states,” he wrote, vowing he’ll fight back: “I am prepared to take all steps necessary, including holding DOJ nominees, until the Attorney General lives up to the commitment he made to me prior to his confirmation.”

On the other side of the aisle, Democrat Ron Wyden of Oregon, where marijuana is also legal, blasted the president. “Trump promised to let states set their own marijuana policies,” Wyden saidย in a statement. “Now he’s breaking that promise so Jeff Sessions can pursue his extremist anti-marijuana crusade.” For his part, Wyden is insisting that protecting state-legal marijuana markets must now be part of budget negotiations to avoid a government shutdown. “Any budget deal,” Wyden said, “must … prevent the federal government from intruding in state-legal, voter-supported decisions.”

Legal marijuana may be one of the most bipartisan issues in the United States. Do you believe that it is a coincidence that Jeff Sessions changed federal policy towards marijuana days after the largest legal marijuana market in the world became active in California?

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  1. Decriminalize n RE~Legalize ALL forms of Marijuania/ Cannibas…GOD gave this plant for us to prosper well…

  2. When Jeff Sessions was Attorney General of Alabama he Sealed the Results of a Tax Payer paid for Medical Cannabis Research Study Completed by the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013 at the Public Hearing to Release the Results! He has Personally Sealed the Results that he himself got before the Government and LIED HIS ASS OFF ABOUT BEING NO PROOF OF MEDICAL CANNABIS BENEFITS TO THE SICK THAT NEEDED IT! WASTED 3 MILLION DOLLARS ON THAT STUDY! WE WANT HIS LIES KNOWN AND WE DEMAND THEM RESULTS GETS UNSEALED ALONG WITH WHAT HE DID SEALING THEM TO START WITH! FIRE HIS ASS NOW!

  3. I was an enthusiastic supporter of Trump during the campaign in 2016 and up until February 2017. In February Sessions killed my pot stock gains and cost me a lot of money On January 3, 2017 Sessions cost me another large sum of money. I donated a good sum of money to Trump, but will never again until he either fires Sessions or reels him in on marijuana. Let freedom reign.

  4. This should be one issue that the federal government releases itself from, the War on Drugs has been nothing but a War upon Citizens in what is called a Free Nation. Where’s the Freedom? If anything, history has shown that people will do what they like, that’s Freedom. Prohibitions are nothing more than Control by Force…

  5. Hearst & DuPont Vs. Hemp : Federal Marijuana Legalization is an admission of Guilt for many generations of Incarceration, Torture & Murder of Innocent Non-Violent American Citizens. As well as encouraging other Nations to do the same. Part of Jeff Sessions job is to acquire funds to keep Law Enforcement & The Prison Industry running. Marijuana Prohibition is his ONLY Quick Easy Solution.

  6. It’s time for congress to step-up , re-schedule cannabis, open up banking, & allow interstate transport NOW . Either our congress people handle this or we’ll find people how will.

  7. How about a good old fashioned Civil War? Bring on the Storm Troopers and DEA. Winner take all. Lynch Trump!

  8. What is going on with this? We havenโ€™t heard anything in days. The Majority of Americans want Legalization. Please update us.

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