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Madam45for2923

(7,178 posts)
Tue Oct 31, 2017, 09:10 AM Oct 2017

Jeff Sessions suggests DOJ will crack down on marijuana growers, even in states that legalized weed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested that the Department of Justice may crack down on marijuana growers, even in the 29 states that legalized the drug in some form.

Sessions made the comments on conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt’s show Thursday morning, after Hewitt asked whether the Department of Justice would be prosecuting marijuana growers for being criminal enterprises.

“A lot of states are just simply breaking the law and a lot of money is being made and banked,” Hewitt said to Sessions of marijuana growers and sellers. “One [Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations] prosecution of one producer and the banks that service them would shut this all down. Is such a prosecution going to happen?”

Sessions told Hewitt that he didn’t think “one [RICO] prosecution would be quite as effective as that,” but said he doesn’t think states that legalized the drug had the right to ignore current federal laws that ban the sale of marijuana.

“I do not believe there’s any argument that because a state legalizes marijuana, that the federal law against marijuana is no longer in existence,” Sessions said. “I do believe that the federal laws clearly are in effect in all 50 states and we will do our best to enforce the laws as we’re required to do so.”



More including audio of the interview with Sessions:
https://mic.com/articles/185564/jeff-sessions-suggests-doj-will-crack-down-on-marijuana-growers-even-in-states-that-legalized-weed?utm_campaign=buffer&utm_content=buffer5869f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com#.nxSclc1bI






Support for marijuana legalization hits a new high (sorry) in @GallupNews polling: 64% — and 51% of Republicans. http://bit.ly/2h8RwWX

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Jeff Sessions suggests DOJ will crack down on marijuana growers, even in states that legalized weed (Original Post) Madam45for2923 Oct 2017 OP
Were cracking down Hornedfrog1985 Oct 2017 #1
State's Rights, baby! Girard442 Oct 2017 #2
"States' rights" only applies for racist laws. nt hvn_nbr_2 Oct 2017 #14
That will not go well for them Bettie Oct 2017 #3
I'd much rather see Beauregard behind bars. Initech Oct 2017 #4
BACKLASH ! democratisphere Oct 2017 #5
So much for being concerned about the economy. WinkyDink Oct 2017 #6
Crazy old man, mad at a plant. logosoco Oct 2017 #7
Thank God! Thousands of reefer addicts are OD'ing on the marijuana every day! Orrex Oct 2017 #8
What happened to pukes loving States Rights? WhiteTara Oct 2017 #9
Good time to revisit Hillary & Donald twinsies & the 2 parties are the same! Madam45for2923 Oct 2017 #10
One RICO case isn't going to fill a private, for profit prisons. Thor_MN Oct 2017 #11
Lock him up Johonny Oct 2017 #12
It's also a Federal CRIME to lie under OATH MagickMuffin Oct 2017 #13
He wants to put marijuana back in the hands of the drug cartels. Binkie The Clown Oct 2017 #15
Yes, that's what he's trying to do... GReedDiamond Oct 2017 #18
Exactly! smirkymonkey Oct 2017 #19
Throw that miserable fuck in jail already Blue Owl Oct 2017 #16
Theyd lose right leaning white libertarians BannonsLiver Oct 2017 #17

logosoco

(3,208 posts)
7. Crazy old man, mad at a plant.
Tue Oct 31, 2017, 09:31 AM
Oct 2017

It is insane that this plant that this old Civil War elf is angry about would do so much for one of the other REAL problems going on right now (folks using drugs that are killing them at an alarming rate.)

 

Thor_MN

(11,843 posts)
11. One RICO case isn't going to fill a private, for profit prisons.
Tue Oct 31, 2017, 10:12 AM
Oct 2017

And to fill el Jeffy's pockets, he needs funds from private prisons.

MagickMuffin

(16,234 posts)
13. It's also a Federal CRIME to lie under OATH
Tue Oct 31, 2017, 10:24 AM
Oct 2017

Which Jeff Beauergard Sessions did, more than once.


Go get him Mueller. Time to LOCK HIM UP!!!


Binkie The Clown

(7,911 posts)
15. He wants to put marijuana back in the hands of the drug cartels.
Tue Oct 31, 2017, 12:31 PM
Oct 2017

He's probably being paid by the cartels to do this.

GReedDiamond

(5,331 posts)
18. Yes, that's what he's trying to do...
Tue Oct 31, 2017, 08:38 PM
Oct 2017

Last edited Wed Nov 1, 2017, 01:48 AM - Edit history (1)

...he wants the War on Drugs to rage on, and he can't really have that without the cartels - who, I would not be at all surprised, bribe the piece of shit, as you suggest.

Legal weed is bad for the cartels' bottom line, so keeping it verboten is necessary to keep those privately owned, for profit prison cells filled with "dealers" and otherwise law-abiding cannabis consumers.

And "state's rights" only applies to those states that want to discriminate against people of color, gay and trans people, poor people, etc.

Fucking hillbilly klansman asshole.

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