Top law enforcement urge Trump, Sessions not to lock up low-level drug offenders

Published: Oct 19, 2017, 8:48 am • Updated: Oct 19, 2017, 8:52 am By Tom Jackman, The Washington Post WASHINGTON – A coalition of police chiefs and prosecutors from the nation’s biggest cities implored the Trump administration Wednesday not to return to the “lock ’em all up” crime-fighting policies of…

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Jeff Sessions calls for “more competition” among medical marijuana growers for research

Published: Oct 18, 2017, 9:45 am • Updated: Oct 18, 2017, 10:12 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff In testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday morning, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said there should be “more competition” among growers who supply marijuana for federal research, though he…

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Without Congressional action, medical marijuana at risk from Sessions

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 8:38 am • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 8:42 am By Michael Dresser and Evan Halper, The Baltimore Sun Maryland’s medical marijuana program, finally about to launch, could remain grounded if Congress fails to extend limits on federal prosecutions for using and selling the drug. Under pressure…

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In spite of Jeff Sessions, criminal justice reform still moving forward

Published: Oct 6, 2017, 9:41 am • Updated: Oct 6, 2017, 9:41 am By The San Diego Union-Tribune Editorial Board The following editorial appeared in The San Diego Union-Tribune on Friday, Oct. 6: When it comes to criminal justice, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is an unreconstructed throwback to the tough-on-crime…

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Sessions reiterates distaste for marijuana legalization

Published: Sep 20, 2017, 4:13 pm • Updated: Sep 20, 2017, 4:13 pm By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions took the opportunity Wednesday to once again express his opinion that legal sales of marijuana are not a positive development for the country. Sessions took questions…

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Sessions: “We must create and foster a culture that’s hostile to drug use”

Published: Aug 30, 2017, 9:56 am • Updated: Aug 30, 2017, 10:27 am By Ivan Moreno, The Associated Press GREEN BAY, Wis. — Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Tuesday called drug overdose deaths “the top lethal issue” in the U.S. and urged law enforcement and social workers to “create and…

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The Sessions Letters: The first four states to legalize marijuana respond to attorney general’s missives

Published: Aug 25, 2017, 3:39 pm • Updated: Aug 25, 2017, 3:40 pm By The Cannabist Staff Over the past 10 days, the governors of the first four recreational marijuana states sent responses to Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ July 24 letters outlining concerns about each state’s program. Sessions’ letter was…

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Colorado gov responds to Sessions marijuana letter questioning state’s regulatory regime

Published: Aug 24, 2017, 3:34 pm • Updated: Aug 24, 2017, 5:34 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Colorado’s marijuana regulatory system is a model for other states, and the fledgling program could become even more robust with the federal government’s support, the state’s governor and top law enforcement…

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Medical marijuana states cautiously optimistic Congress will resist Sessions

Published: Aug 23, 2017, 11:20 am • Updated: Aug 23, 2017, 12:40 pm By Paige Winfield Cunningham, The Washington Post Congress will likely renew protections next month for state medical marijuana laws — but pro-pot lawmakers and advocates are still watching nervously in case Attorney General Jeff Sessions launches a…

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