Former acting AG Sally Yates: Sessions’ drug policy unjust, dangerous

Published: Jun 27, 2017, 7:48 am • Updated: Jun 27, 2017, 7:50 am By Sally Q. Yates, Special To The Washington Post In today’s polarized world, there aren’t many issues on which Democrats and Republicans agree. So when they do, we should seize the rare opportunity to move our country…

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Jeff Sessions drug policies will expand black market, not reduce crime

Published: Jun 21, 2017, 1:48 pm • Updated: Jun 21, 2017, 2:00 pm By Radley Balko, Special To The Washington Post Attorney General Jeff Sessions took to the pages of The Washington Post recently to write an op-ed. Sessions is rescinding an Obama administration policy that instructed federal prosecutors to…

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Sessions: Softened approach to drug enforcement led to surge in drug abuse and violent crime

Published: Jun 19, 2017, 8:21 am • Updated: Jun 19, 2017, 8:23 am By Jeff Sessions, Special To The Washington Post Drug trafficking is an inherently violent business. If you want to collect a drug debt, you can’t, and don’t, file a lawsuit in court. You collect it by the…

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Jeff Sessions could have power to unilaterally write federal drug policy say critics of new bill

Published: Jun 16, 2017, 12:00 pm • Updated: Jun 16, 2017, 12:06 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Congress is considering a bill that would expand the federal government’s ability to pursue the war on drugs, granting new power to the Attorney General to set federal drug policy. The…

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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: “From a legal and scientific perspective, marijuana is an unlawful drug.”

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 10:27 am • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 4:53 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appeared before the Senate and House Appropriations committees Tuesday to discuss the Justice Department’s budget, and was faced with questions on law enforcement, the investigation into…

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Georgia students file civil rights suit after physically invasive drug search

Published: Jun 7, 2017, 10:07 am • Updated: Jun 7, 2017, 10:17 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Students at Worth County High School in Sylvester, Ga., have filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against their county sheriff after he ordered what the complaint describes as a school-wide drug…

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Supreme Court limits government seizure of assets in drug conspiracy cases

Published: Jun 5, 2017, 1:44 pm • Updated: Jun 5, 2017, 1:57 pm By Sam Hananel, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is placing new limits on the government’s ability to seize assets from people who are convicted of drug crimes but receive little of the illegal proceeds.…

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DEA seeks dismissal of hemp industry lawsuit fighting drug code for “marihuana extracts”

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 6:38 pm • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 7:10 pm By Aleta Labak, The Cannabist Staff The legal distinctions between marijuana and hemp are at the center of a debate in a federal lawsuit. The Drug Enforcement Administration stands firm on its drug code for “marihuana extracts”…

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It took the Trump Administration just a month to turn Obama-era drug policy on its head

Published: Jun 2, 2017, 11:36 am • Updated: Jun 2, 2017, 11:36 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post My third son, William, was born on April 28. I’ve spent the past month or so getting to know him (thanks, Washington Post’s generous parental leave policy!), and not paying much…

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