Colorado lawmaker calls Sessions’ marijuana policy letters a “political ploy”

Published: Aug 9, 2017, 3:24 pm • Updated: Aug 9, 2017, 3:44 pm By John Frank, The Denver Post BOSTON — A leading Colorado lawmaker dismissed a recent letter from Attorney General Jeff Sessions that expressed concerns about the state’s marijuana industry, calling it a “political ploy.” State Rep. Dan…

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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 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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Marijuana Decriminalization Policy Implementation Begins in Israel

The Weed Blog has done a fair amount of coverage of the cannabis policy and research that is happening over in Israel.  In fact, just a couple months ago, marijuana law reform activists even took to the streets to protest and demand marijuana legalization, but adult-use/recreational cannabis is still not…

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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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Hardliner who crafted Sessions’ harsher sentences memo turns to marijuana policy

Published: May 30, 2017, 7:37 am • Updated: May 30, 2017, 10:35 am By Sadie Gurman, The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A zealous prosecutor who was crucial in writing the Justice Department’s new policy encouraging harsher punishments for criminals is now turning his attention to hate crimes, marijuana and the…

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Could Jeff Sessions’ new order hinder NFLPA’s push for marijuana policy change?

Published: May 18, 2017, 5:24 pm • Updated: May 19, 2017, 8:39 am By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post In a two-page memo issued to his staff and made publicly available last Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors to seek the toughest possible charges and sentences for drug…

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Inside story on prominent national DA group’s pot policy paper

Published: May 15, 2017, 4:46 pm • Updated: May 15, 2017, 7:15 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A coalition of the nation’s prosecutors recently proclaimed that marijuana enforcement policies should be consistent across America. But while a working group for the National District Attorneys Association decreed the U.S.…

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Sessions overturns Holder memo, returns to harshest drug sentencing policy

Published: May 12, 2017, 8:04 am • Updated: May 12, 2017, 8:47 am By Sari Horwitz and Matt Zapotosky, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned the sweeping criminal charging policy of former attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr. and directed his federal prosecutors Thursday to charge…

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