Category: DOJ

The DOJ Recommends No Changes to Marijuana Policy

Getty It’s been about three months since Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for the Department of Justice to assemble a task force to determine the best approach to certain policies, including the charging and sentencing of federal marijuana cases. Since then, many folks have been questioning exactly what this report would turn up – with many suggesting that they may find a way to link cannabis to violent crime as a reason to enforce harsher sentences. However, this week the DOJ Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety “has come up with no new policy recommendations to advance...

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AG Sessions, DOJ and DEA are Being Sued to Decriminalize Cannabis

AP The Department of Justice Task Force is expected to give their suggestions as to how the government should handle the charging and sentencing of marijuana crimes, among other issues like immigration, any day now. However, as they appear to hope to follow through on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plans to “crack down” on states with legal cannabis, a lawsuit has been filed with the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York in hopes of having cannabis removed from the Controlled Substances Act. “The record makes clear that the CSA doesn’t make any rational sense, and...

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Will the DOJ Task Force Report Blame Cannabis for Violent Crime?

Getty Back in April, the Department of Justice put together a task force that was charged with putting out a report on current policies and violent crime, and it specifically included potential changes to how marijuana cases are sentenced and charged. Then, just last month, Jeff Sessions personally sent a letter to Congress asking them to remove the only barrier that stands between him and medical marijuana patients, businesses and everyone else who uses or works with cannabis legally within their state. That report from the DOJ Task Force is expected to be complete and ready for review by...

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