Attorney General Jeff Sessions is no fan of weed, and it looks like he’s finally ready to ramp up the War on Drugs again.
During a press conference on Wednesday, Sessions said federal prosecutors are going to start enforcing federal laws again when it comes to cannabis. Under the Obama administration, these prosecutors had been encouraged to follow state laws, which meant they weren’t charging people with violating federal laws for selling cannabis.
“We had meetings yesterday and talked about it at some length,” Sessions said. “It’s my view that the use of marijuana is detrimental, and we should not give encouragement in any way to it, and it represents a federal violation, which is in the law and it’s subject to being enforced, and our priorities will have to be focused on all the things and challenges we face.”
This could have a major impact on the marijuana industry, because it could mean people who have completely legal businesses or use marijuana legally under state law will be charged with violating federal laws.
“We’ll be working our way through to a rational policy,” Sessions said. “But I don’t want to suggest in any way that this department believes that marijuana is harmless and people should not avoid it.”
Considering Sessions has been repeating some of the most ridiculous lies from the War on Drugs when it comes to marijuana, we can assume he won’t be creating rational policies.
Source: The 420 Times
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