Category: attorney general

Former Congressman Ron Paul Calls Attorney General Jeff Sessions “Un-American”

Last week’s announcement from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that he is opening the door for U.S. Attorneys to use their own discretion when it comes to going after marijuana businesses in states where they are legal continues to provoke reaction from all parts of the political spectrum. Former Republican Congressman and Presidential contender Ron Paul has weighed in, and during an interview on CNN he proceeded to rip into Sessions and his decision on legal cannabis. “He represents something that is so un-American, as far as I’m concerned,” Paul said, referring to the U.S. Attorney General. “The war on...

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Sessions Says Obama-Era Marijuana Policy Will Remain in Effect

After a crusade to try and repeal Obama-era policies protecting states’ marijuana laws, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has finally come to announce that they “are bound by” current policies, which will remain in effect for the time being. “Our policy is the same, really, fundamentally as the Holder-Lynch policy, which is that the federal law remains in effect and a state can legalize marijuana for its law enforcement purposes but it still remains illegal with regard to federal purposes,” Forbes reported Sessions as saying, referring to previous attorneys general and their policy. This announcement (of sorts) comes after months of...

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