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Yesterday, Jeff Sessions made worldwide news when he rescinded the Obama-era “Cole Memo” that allowed states to move forward with marijuana legalization, with limited federal intrusion.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.
New York Times
New Pot Policy by Trump Administration Draws Bipartisan Fire, By: CARL HULSE, JAN. 5, 2018
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
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
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
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