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Jeff Sessions

Leafly Interview: Dirty Trickster Roger Stone Talks Cannabis Legalization & Trump

The notorious Republican operative, a player in the Trump Russia investigation, just formed a cannabis legalization group. WTF?

The Haymaker: Which Patients Will Sessions ‘Come After’ First?

The AG considers medical marijuana a crime. Here are the mothers, veterans, nurses, kindergartners and Congressmen he'd arrest.

Jeff Sessions Asks Congress to End Medical Cannabis Protections

In a May 1 letter to congressional leaders, Sessions urged federal lawmakers to oppose a crucial provision known as the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer amendment.

Introducing ‘The Haymaker,’ Leafly’s Politics & Culture Column. This Week: Sessions Out?

In his new weekly column, Leafly Deputy Editor Bruce Barcott dreams of the Justice Department after the departure of Jefferson Beauregard.

Brooklyn DA Challenges Sessions, Says Decriminalization Works

Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez has long advocated against prosecuting low-level marijuana crimes, especially since taking office in 2016.

Justice Department Turns Attention to Cannabis Enforcement

A prosecutor who was crucial in writing the DOJ's harsh new sentencing policy is now turning his focus to cannabis.

Midwest’s Cross-Border MMJ Proposal Is ‘Absolute Lunacy,’ Poses Nationwide Threat

An unusual proposal aimed at speeding access to medical cannabis could ultimately land patients in jail—and put medical programs in 29 states at risk.

Congress Pushes Back Against Jeff Sessions’ Drug War 2.0

If Jeff Sessions was expecting applause for his bid to revive the war on drugs last Friday, he’s not hearing much of it from Congress.

5 Reasons Why Jeff Sessions’ Drug War Reboot Will Fail

The American public is embracing legalization, and it may help the opioid crisis. So why is Jeff Sessions still hating on cannabis?

Sessions Urges Prosecutors to Push for More, Harsher Punishments

Advocates quickly criticized the move as a revival of the worst aspects of the drug war.

Updates From DC: Congress Could Pass MMJ Protections This Week

Jeff Sessions and the DOJ won’t be touching your medicinal marijuana anytime soon, at least not if Congress passes its newly unveiled stopgap budget bill.

Cannabis Legalization Looms Large in NJ Governor Race

New Jersey's Legislature plans to move forward with legislation, and lawmakers hope Gov. Chris Christie's successor will sign it.

Cannabis Supporters Plan ‘Smoke-in’ After 4/20 Arrests Near Capitol

After a free-joint giveaway that led to eight arrests, legalization supporters are returning to the Capitol — and this time they plan to light up.

Sessions Task Force Will Review DOJ Cannabis Enforcement

Attorney General Jeff Sessions sent out a memo on Wednesday to U.S. Attorneys announcing the formation of a new task crime reduction task force.

Govs Urge Sessions to Keep Cannabis Legal

Four governors ask the Trump administration to "engage with us" before doing anything rash.