They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CLXIV

Cannabis

Last week on Quotable Saturday, we wrote about the utter insanity of Sessions’ May 1 letter to Congress opposing the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment. Sessions’ letter opposes the restrictions put in place by the amendment, claiming it would be unwise to “restrict the discretion of the Department to fund particular prosecutions,” meaning he wants free reign to go after medical marijuana businesses — including state compliant ones.

In the above quote, Oregon Senator Ron Wyden nicely captures Sessions’ inconsistent stance on states’ rights. Sessions supports states’ rights only when the state adheres to his opinions. Sessions is opposed to cannabis in all forms. He is opposed to the people who use it. He is opposed to the states that have legalized it. And he is fiercely opposed to the companies that grow or sell it. Because of this, he throws states’ rights out the window, even though cannabis is a great example of where it makes sense to let each state experiment on its own.

As our country’s Attorney General, Jeff Sessions needs to get in line with the citizens of the country he serves, more than half of whom want medical marijuana legalized. As Attorney General, Jeff Sessions should consider the facts, including (or especially) those that fly in the face of his opinions.

But he doesn’t, and Senator Wyden is right — attempts by the Attorney General to go after law abiding citizens that use cannabis truly does run contrary not only to scientific fact, but to common sense as well. We need to start calling Sessions’ words and actions what they truly are: a propagandized vendetta.
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