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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Mexico’s former president slams Trump and Sessions in keynote at Cannabis Summit

Published: Jun 14, 2017, 11:07 am • Updated: Jun 14, 2017, 11:50 am By Annie Sciacca, Bay Area News Group OAKLAND — There was an air of political resistance at the Oakland Marriott City Center on Tuesday, where the fourth annual Cannabis Summit & Expo was being held just after…

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Jeff Sessions has asked Congress to allow him to prosecute medical marijuana providers

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 7:32 am • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 12:25 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public Monday. The…

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Jeff Sessions and Rod Rosenstein Senate and House committee appearances live blog

Published: Jun 13, 2017, 8:19 am • Updated: Jun 13, 2017, 8:33 am By The Cannabist Staff Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is scheduled to appear before Senate and House Appropriations subcommittees to discuss the Justice Department’s budget. He will appear before the Senate committee at 10 a.m. ET and…

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Cannabis Festivus Comes Early As Jeffrey Sessions May Resign

Miracles Happen: Jeff Session May Resign! Maybe if we pray a little harder to Jah, this miracle might actually come true. There are sources saying that the relationship between Trump and Sessions is now so tense that Sessions is already considering resignation – which is fantastic news for cannabis legalization…

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America’s mass incarceration problem in 5 charts — or, why Sessions shouldn’t bring back mandatory minimums

Published: Jun 6, 2017, 12:41 pm • Updated: Jun 6, 2017, 2:38 pm By Tanya Golash-Boza, The Conversation Today, the United States is a world leader in incarceration, but this has not always been the case. For most of the 20th century, the U.S. incarcerated about 100 people per 100,000…

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