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Eric Holder Claims Jeff Sessions Has an ‘Almost Obsession’ with Weed

Eric Holder Claims Jeff Sessions Has an ‘Almost Obsession’ with Weed.

  • It goes without saying that current Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not an advocate for the legalization of medical marijuana; however, previous Attorney General Eric Holder—who enabled states to regulate recreational marijuana sales in violation of federal law—said today that Sessions has an “almost obsession with marijuana.”
  • While speaking before federal, state and local law enforcement about his plan to halt the flow of illegal drugs across the country and how to address the nation’s opioid crisis, Sessions expressed stupefaction at suggestions that medical marijuana might curb opioid addiction.
  • Holder, who was attorney general during the Obama administration from 2009 to 2015, presided over a Justice Department decision which allowed individual states to regulate recreational marijuana sales, in violation of federal law, as long as more incriminating law enforcement priorities (e.g., sales to minors, trafficking, cultivation on public lands,…
  • Holder said the Justice Department was correct to allow states to regulate recreational marijuana sales.
  • Sessions—who often publicly criticizes marijuana use and legalization–and his department are reviewing whether to revise or more strictly enforce the 2013 Cole Memo that outlined priorities for federal law enforcement.

While speaking on Tuesday, former Attorney General Eric Holder slammed Jeff Sessions for his “almost obsession” with weed.

It goes without saying that current Attorney General Jeff Sessions is not an advocate for the legalization of medical marijuana; however, previous Attorney General Eric Holder—who enabled states to regulate recreational marijuana sales in violation of federal law—said today that Sessions has an “almost obsession with marijuana.”

Jeff Sessions’ Almost Obsession with Weed

While speaking before federal, state and local law enforcement about his plan to halt the flow of illegal drugs across the country and how to address the nation’s opioid crisis, Sessions expressed stupefaction at suggestions that medical marijuana might curb opioid addiction.

“I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crises by legalizing marijuana,” he said. “So people can trade one life wrecking dependency for another that is only slightly less awful. I realize this may be an unfashionable belief in a time of growing tolerance of drug use.”

It is easy to understand why both gentlemen, who have inhabited the same role, have opposing viewpoints. And it’s not surprising that another initiative enacted by the Obama administration is being targeted for undoing by the Trump administration.

Holder, who was attorney general during the Obama administration from 2009 to 2015, presided over a Justice Department decision which allowed individual states to regulate recreational marijuana sales, in violation of federal law, as long as more incriminating law enforcement priorities (e.g., sales to minors, trafficking, cultivation on public lands, etc.) weren’t enacted.

Eric Holder Claims Jeff Sessions Has an ‘Almost Obsession’ with Weed

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