Opinion: Jeff Sessions’ marijuana crackdown makes national legalization more likely

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 2:25 pm • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 6:10 pm By Paul Waldman, Special To The Washington Post Jeff Sessions hates marijuana. Hates it, with a passion that has animated almost nothing else in his career. “Good people don’t smoke marijuana,” he has said. He even once…

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Trump administration angers vulnerable Republicans with marijuana crackdown

Published: Jan 5, 2018, 8:58 am • Updated: Jan 5, 2018, 8:59 am By James Hohmann, The Washington Post With the proposed crackdown on marijuana, the Trump administration created huge political headaches Thursday for scores of Republicans who were already facing a tough environment in 2018. Attorney General Jeff Sessions…

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Talk show host Hugh Hewitt lobbies Jeff Sessions to pursue federal marijuana crackdown

Published: Oct 26, 2017, 10:49 am • Updated: Oct 26, 2017, 11:39 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Radio personality Hugh Hewitt lobbied U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for a federal crackdown on legal marijuana businesses during a Thursday morning interview. During the 14-minute interview, Hewitt asked Sessions pointed…

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Massachusetts vows crackdown on those driving high

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 4:14 pm • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 7:25 pm By Bob Salsberg, The Associated Press BOSTON — Massachusetts officials have promised a crackdown on marijuana-impaired driving as the state prepared for full implementation of the voter-approved law legalizing adult use of recreational cannabis. State police said…

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Surging marijuana economy could cause Sessions’ crackdown to backfire, say two former U.S. attorneys

Published: Jun 5, 2017, 11:28 am • Updated: Jun 5, 2017, 11:54 am By Jason Auslander, The Aspen Times Changing perceptions of marijuana and possible job and tax money losses could thwart Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ plans to crack down on the drug, two former U.S. attorneys said Thursday at…

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Colorado House votes to bar cops from helping with federal marijuana crackdown

Published: Apr 26, 2017, 2:46 pm • Updated: Apr 26, 2017, 6:44 pm By The Associated Press DENVER — Colorado may prohibit law enforcement officers from assisting in a potential federal marijuana crackdown. The state House voted 56-7 Wednesday to bar public employees from assisting federal agents in “arresting a…

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California bill to protect recreational marijuana industry and users from federal crackdown moves ahead

Published: Apr 19, 2017, 4:50 pm • Updated: Apr 19, 2017, 4:54 pm By Katy Murphy, Bay Area News Group California is considering another step to protect its interests — specifically, its weed — from Washington meddling. The proposal — the first of its kind in the nation — would…

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