Attorney General Jeff Sessions Opposes Marijuana Legalization

By Earnest Jones, The Goldwater · 03-01-2017

The Attorney General Jeff Sessions made a Tuesday in which he emphasized that he doesn’t believe marijuana should be made legal in the United States of America.

Mr. Sessions said that every citizen of the U.S. has a responsibility to use their best judgement, adding that his view is that we don’t need to be legalizing marijuana. The Attorney General was speaking at the winter meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General.

Mr. Sessions emphasized that he is dubious about marijuana and that he’s not sure that we’re going to be a better and healthier nation if we have marijuana sold at every corner grocery store.

The Attorney General said that he had seen an article in the Washington Post that said smoking marijuana could be a cure for opiate abuse. He called that argument a desperate attempt to defend marijuana and its benefits. However, Sessions said that maybe science will prove him wrong.

Mr. Sessions, who is the nation’s top lawman called for law enforcement to be tougher on drugs, adding that President Trump has directed him to lead an effort against international drug cartels. He also called out on the drug cartels saying that they are growing in strength and that they are smuggling drugs across the Texas border and all across the Mexican border. He emphasized that the U.S. can do better by attacking the distribution networks by stating with the state and local cases.

An announcement was made on Tuesday by the Department of Justice that it has created a task force to reduce crime and improve public safety. The task force will include members such as the director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration, the director of the FBI and the director of the U.S. Marshals Service. Mr. Sessions also pointed out that crime and drug use follow one another.

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