Federal Lawsuit Against Jeff Sessions Gains More Traction

Lauren Ruddick is a partner at Hiller PC and said, “By Sessions’ announcement, he essentially proclaimed to the American public that, by the Controlled Substances Act, Congress views cannabis to be a dangerous drug. However, as pointed out in our lawsuit, there is significant evidence (aside from the Cole Memo) confirming that Congress does not actually believe that cannabis is dangerous. For instance, Congress’ most recent statements on the matter are found in the various funding riders, which expressly preclude Congress from enforcing the CSA against medical patients and the businesses that supply their medication. Further, if Congress truly deemed cannabis to be unsafe, how could state laws have evolved in a manner such that 65% of all Americans now live in a jurisdiction in which cannabis has been legalized? We needed to bring this to the Court’s attention.”

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