Somehow, we are fighting the drug war again. If we would just legalize it already the government could start collecting bucks from hootchie besides making the drug EPA safe and creating a whole legal tax paying industry. Besides all the research that has preliminary shown that the drug is a medical help. But no, we have to mess this up again.
“Back when Jeff Sessions was attorney general for Alabama instead of the entire United States, he pushed for a bill that would have established mandatory death sentences for individuals convicted of a second drug trafficking offense — even if the drug was as innocuous as marijuana.
While Sessions’ new directive as United States Attorney General doesn’t go that far, it is definitely a step in a draconian direction when it comes to American drug policy.
The memo, issued by Sessions on Wednesday, instructs prosecutors to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense,” according to a report by The Washington Post. Sessions’ memo also immediately reverses a policy implemented by Attorney General Eric Holder, Jr. in August 2013, one that ordered prosecutors to refrain from pursuing drug charges if doing so would trigger lengthy mandatory minimum sentences — and if the defendants did not belong to a gang, cartel, or other large-scale drug trafficking organization. http://www.salon.com/2017/05/12/jeff-sessions-is-bringing-back-the-drug-war-and-making-it-worse/