Month: February 2017

Feds Target Upcoming Marijuana Festival In Nevada

WASHINGTON — A warning from the Justice Department could force one of the world’s largest marijuana festivals to press on without the very herb it celebrates. Nevada’s Moapa Paiute Tribe is scheduled to host the High Times Cannabis Cup this weekend outside Las Vegas. But in a Feb. 16 letter, a federal attorney reminded the…

Tony Newman:  Jeff Sessions Adds To Trump Administration's 'Alternative Facts' On Marijuana

Attorney General Jeff Sessions became the second member of the Trump administration in less than a week to provide “alternative facts” and backward analysis when it comes to marijuana. Yesterday, in a meeting with reporters, Sessions spoke out against marijuana legalization and implied that it’s leading to more violence. “I’m dubious about marijuana. I’m not…

AG Sessions Ties Legal Cannabis to Violence, States React

At the Department of Justice on Monday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions told reporters he believes cannabis use is unhealthy and leads to more violence, according to Politico. “I don’t think America is going to be a better place when people of all ages, and particularly young people, are smoking pot,” Sessions told reporters. “I believe…

Sessions Warns Of An America With 'Marijuana Sold At Every Corner Grocery Store'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is doubling down on his crusade against marijuana legalization. Sessions, a longtime opponent of marijuana use, warned Tuesday easing access to the drug could lead to local supermarkets selling cannabis. “States can pass whatever laws they choose,” Sessions told a crowd of attorneys general at the National Association of Attorneys General…

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