Sessions, in unearthed video, mocks intern who questions his stance on marijuana

Published: Dec 7, 2017, 12:32 pm • Updated: Dec 7, 2017, 1:54 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions calls a Department of Justice intern who questions his judgement that marijuana was not a healthy substance, “Dr. whatever your name is,” in a video obtained…

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Sessions says DOJ just talked “at some length” about marijuana enforcement

Published: Nov 29, 2017, 6:09 pm • Updated: Nov 29, 2017, 7:31 pm By Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff Even as the U.S. Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration make major moves to stem the opioid crisis, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has marijuana enforcement on his mind. During a press…

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In the midst of Congressional grilling, Sessions takes heat on marijuana attitude

Published: Nov 14, 2017, 11:02 am • Updated: Nov 14, 2017, 11:09 am By Polly Washburn, The Cannabist Staff As U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, he fielded pressing question on the Trump campaign’s contacts with Russians – and his past remarks on…

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“Show some compassion for people that are suffering”: Cannabiz CEO Mason Walker asks Jeff Sessions

Published: Nov 13, 2017, 3:20 pm • Updated: Nov 13, 2017, 3:20 pm By James McClure, Civilized Life Mason Walker is CEO of East Fork Cultivars, an Oregon craft cannabis farm. He recently sat down with Civilized to talk about his work, the future of the cannabis industry, and what…

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The Silence of Sessions – A Deeper Look into the AG’s Position on Pot

The Silence of Sessions – A Deeper Look into the AG’s position on pot Since Attorney General, Jeffery Beauregard Sessions, came into office, there have been plenty of talk about ‘what he will do’ especially since he’s so vocal about keeping the status quo in relation to the drug war.…

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Sessions: Drug addiction starts with marijuana. Trump: Just say no

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 8:53 am • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 8:53 am By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post Speaking at separate events Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and President Donald Trump delivered remarks on drug policy that matched messaging straight out of the 1980s. “We’ve got to re-establish first…

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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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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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