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Jeff Sessions’ Attack on Legal Marijuana Draws Fierce Bipartisan Opposition

(Source: Drug Policy Alliance)

Washington, DC—(ENEWSPF)—January 5, 2018

By: Tony Newman

Yesterday, Jeff Sessions made worldwide news when he rescinded the Obama-era “Cole Memo” that allowed states to move forward with marijuana legalization, with limited federal intrusion.

The blowback has been fast and furious, with dozens of Republican and Democratic lawmakers speaking out in support of the legal regulation of marijuana.

Below is just a small sample of the national media coverage on the extraordinary opposition to Sessions’ move.

Related Articles:

New York Times

New Pot Policy by Trump Administration Draws Bipartisan Fire, By: CARL HULSE, JAN. 5, 2018


Washington Post

Defiant Vermont legislators vote to legalize marijuana just hours after Sessions sets stage for a crackdown, By: Christopher Ingraham, January 5, 2018


CBS National News

States with legal pot vow to fight Attorney General Sessions’ marijuana memo, By: Mireya Villarreal CBS News, January 4, 2018


Fox News

Sessions’ planned marijuana crackdown draws fire from politicians, growers, By: Ryan Gaydos | Fox News, January 5, 2018


New York Times

California Defiant in Face of Federal Move to Get Tough on Marijuana, By: THOMAS FULLER, JAN. 4, 2018


New York Daily News

Jeff Sessions’ reefer madness: His new marijuana policy is out of step with public opinion, wasteful and bad for public health, By: Jag Davies, January 4, 2018


NBC News

Jeff Sessions is on the wrong side of marijuana legalization. Can Democrats take advantage?

Sessions’ anti-marijuana stance opens up a big window of opportunity for Democrats in midterm races. By: Sean McElwee, January 4, 2018


Washington Post

Sessions stands against conservatives — including Trump — to fight marijuana, By: John Hudak, January 5, 2017


The Guardian (UK)

‘Trump has declared war on California’: state defiant as White House take aim

Battle lines between liberal politicians and the president intensified this week as Trump’s administration targeted cannabis, immigrants and the environment, By: Sam Levin in San Francisco, January 5, 2018


Los Angeles Times

California prepares for legal and political battles after Sessions takes tougher enforcement stand on marijuana,  By: Patrick McGreevy, January 4, 2018



States That Have Legalized Marijuana: Jeff Sessions Can Go to Hell, By: Jay Willis, January 4, 2018


Jeff Sessions Expected to Rescind Obama-Era “Cole Memo” That Allowed States to Implement Marijuana Laws Without Federal Interference

Trump Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wants to Stifle the Cannabis Legalization Movement. He’s Only Made Us Stronger.

Source: www.drugpolicy.org


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