Seeking opioid crisis answers at summit, Pete Sessions waged war against marijuana

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 1:18 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 1:58 pm By Jeff Caplan, Fort Worth Star-Telegram DALLAS — Congressman Pete Sessions used a speech to a group of doctors and other healthcare providers at an opioid epidemic summit Tuesday to suggest that marijuana is the gateway to…

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Op-ed: Jeff Sessions thinks aspirin helps severe pain. He’s wrong

Published: Feb 16, 2018, 11:31 am • Updated: Feb 16, 2018, 11:31 am By Jill Richardson, Otherwords.org Recently Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave Americans suffering severe pain some advice: “People need to take some aspirin sometimes and tough it out a little.” As someone who has suffered chronic pain for…

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Op-ed: What to make of Cory Gardner’s feud with Jeff Sessions

Published: Feb 13, 2018, 5:12 pm • Updated: Feb 13, 2018, 5:19 pm By The Denver Post Editorial Board What an interesting battle Colorado’s junior senator — Republican Cory Gardner — has launched against fellow law-and-order conservative Jeff Sessions. For weeks now Gardner has blocked Senate confirmation of Justice Department…

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Jeff Sessions: marijuana a path toward opioid addiction, patients should take aspirin for pain

Published: Feb 8, 2018, 12:24 pm • Updated: Feb 8, 2018, 12:47 pm By Denis Slattery , New York Daily News Take two aspirin and call him in the morning. Attorney General Jeff Sessions thinks the U.S. could easily combat the growing opioid crisis by taking over-the-counter medications for pain…

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One month after Sessions marijuana memo, where do U.S. attorneys stand on legal weed?

Published: Feb 5, 2018, 5:57 pm • Updated: Feb 5, 2018, 6:07 pm By Bruce Kennedy and Alex Pasquariello, The Cannabist Staff It’s been a month since U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, Obama-era Department of Justice guidance on enforcement of federal law in states that legalized…

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Doctors backing out of recommending medical marijuana in response to Sessions memo

Published: Feb 2, 2018, 4:16 pm • Updated: Feb 2, 2018, 4:16 pm By Steve Hendrix, The Washington Post Gene Ransom’s day was ruined within minutes of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that he was giving federal prosecutors more freedom to go after marijuana transactions in states that have legalized…

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Local Colorado officials lead new national coalition challenging Sessions’ Cole Memo moves

Published: Jan 31, 2018, 2:38 pm • Updated: Jan 31, 2018, 3:40 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Elected officials from across Colorado are leading a national coalition of state politicians asking U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to convene a task force to align federal and state cannabis laws.…

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After sounding alarm about increased crime, Sessions credits Trump with crime rate drop in first half of 2017

Published: Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 pm • Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 1:46 pm By Glenn Kessler, The Washington Post “In 2017, we brought cases against more violent criminals than in any year in decades. We charged the most federal firearm prosecutions in a decade. We convicted nearly 500 human traffickers…

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Wholesale cannabis prices hit historic lows in January, but don’t blame Sessions

Published: Jan 25, 2018, 3:52 pm • Updated: Jan 25, 2018, 4:19 pm By Bruce Kennedy, The Cannabist Staff The price of a pound of legal marijuana plummeted in January, according to a new report tracking the commodity’s U.S. spot price index. The first month of 2018 has been marked…

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