Jeff Sessions’ Medical Marijuana memo is not what America needs

Fresh Toast

While Attorney General Jeff Sessions was making headlines on Tuesday testifying before a Congressional committee regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election, another controversy erupted over cannabis laws.

In the May 1 letter, first unveiled on Monday night by Tom Angell at Massroots, Sessions claims the policy under the Obama administration “inhibits [the Justice Department’s] authority to enforce the Controlled Substances Act.”

Sessions clearly wants to remove federal marijuana protections in states that have legalized cannabis for recreational or medical consumption. Not only is that an economic error, it is a direct slap in the face to American more at