“Scientific American” Blasts Attorney General Sessions Over Medical Marijuana Claims – News

Although U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is seemingly on the prowl to convince federal lawmakers that castrating state regulated medical marijuana programs could be the answer to solving the drug epidemic in the United States, a recent report from Scientific American shows that Sessions plan to pull the plug on legal weed might actually worsen the situation.

Last month, Sessions fired off a letter to Congressional members, asking them not to renew federal medical marijuana protections (Rohrabacher-Farr amendment) this September. The Attorney General wrote: “It would be unwise for Congress to restrict the discretion of the Department to fund particular prosecutions, particularly in the midst of an historic drug epidemic…I respectfully request that you oppose the inclusion of such language in Department appropriations.”

However, while Sessions attempted to use his letter to paint a semi-apocalyptic image of legal weed being a contributing factor in the terminal thinning of the American population, he failed to mention that states with comprehensive medical marijuana programs in place are actually experiencing a decline in opioid-related incidents.


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