Science Undermines Jeff Sessions Ridiculous Claim

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions is infamous for his low-rent disdain for science, facts, and all things cannabis. Despite his unrelenting denials that medical marijuana helps mitigate America’s opioid epidemic, – two studies published Monday suggest that Sessions is factually dead wrong.

Amid America’s growing pharmaceutical drug crisis, an estimated 115 U.S. citizens die each day from opioid abuse. And while Sessions argues that “good people don’t smoke marijuana,” those forced to live with chronic pain strongly disagree.

America’s war on drugs is a colossal failure – and everybody knows it. But as Sessions and the Department of Justice attempt to transform young men in minority communities into the next generation of inmates over cannabis, opioids have been responsible for killing more than 630,000 American citizens since 1999.

An awkward truth for Sessions: The pharmaceutical plague of addiction and overdose is fueled by opioids, heroin, and fentanyl – not marijuana.

As Sessions threatens to throw those states with progressive marijuana policies under the federal bus of the Controlled Substance Act, more than a few congressional leaders are standing up and asking that he and the DOJ stop escalating the failed war on drugs.

Once Sessions rescinded the 2013 Cole Memo, which protected legal cannabis participants from unwarranted prosecution by an overzealous Department of Justice – the billion-dollar industry, America’s lawmakers, and the general population spoke up in support of reforming our federal marijuana laws. Per the most recent poll from the Pew Research Center, 64 percent of Americans support marijuana legalization, including 43 percent of surveyed Republicans. And with this type of elevated support, more than a few Americans are left to ponder how one appointed bureaucrat thwarted the will of roughly 63 million citizens who currently reside in states and municipalities with reformed marijuana laws.

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