Sessions Says States Are Free To Legalize Marijuana, But DOJ Can Enforce Federal Law

July 26, 2018 By Tom AngellStates are free to legalize marijuana, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday, but his department plans to continue enforcing federal prohibition anyway.“Personally my view is that the American republic will not be better if there are marijuana sales on every street corner,” Sessions said in response to a …

Attorney General Sessions Issues Memo to U.S. Attorneys on the Use of Capital Punishment in Drug-Related Prosecutions

Department of JusticeOffice of Public AffairsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEWednesday, March 21, 2018Attorney General Sessions Issues Memo to U.S. Attorneys on the Use of Capital Punishment in Drug-Related ProsecutionsToday Attorney General Sessions issued the following memo to U.S. Attorneys providing guidance regarding the use of capital punishment in drug-related prosecutions:"The opioid epidemic has inflicted an unprecedented toll …

Marijuana to Stay A Schedule I Drug, Federal Judge Denies Reclassification

By Anushree Madappa On 02/27/18On Monday, a federal judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed a request to reclassify marijuana — currently a Schedule I drug, leaving the plaintiffs in a limbo after many states have legalized marijuana for medical and recreational purposes.The plaintiffs — Marvin Washington, Dean …

Trump Administration Battles Sick Kids on Access to Legal Pot

By Erik Larson February 14, 2018, 3:56 PM CSTIn a New York courtroom packed with cannabis supporters, the Trump administration urged a federal judge to throw out a lawsuit that aims to pave the way for legal marijuana across the country.The case was brought on behalf of two sick children, a former National Football League …

ALEXIS BORTELL V. JEFF SESSIONS; FEBRUARY 14, 2018 AT 11:00AM.

Why risk everything in court instead of moving to Vancouver without a fight? This. This is medical cannabis. This is us. I am one of millions of faces not 'the one face'. In two days they have to listen to ALL of us. I will go to the Supreme Court if I have to. #IStandWithAlexis …

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks to the National Sheriffs’ Association

Attorney General Sessions Delivers Remarks to the National Sheriffs’ AssociationWashington, DC~Monday, February 12, 2018Remarks as prepared for delivery.Thank you, Jonathan, for that kind introduction.  It’s good to see you again.  I also want to recognize Greg Champagne of St. Charles, Louisiana.Before I say anything else, I have to acknowledge, with great sadness, that we lost …

DeKalb father sues AG Jeff Sessions over marijuana

Christopher Hopper, WXIA 11:45 PM. EDT July 27, 2017A DeKalb County father is suing the federal government, namely Attorney General Jeff Sessions over marijuana.Sebastien Cotte, Stone Mountain, is named in a federal lawsuit filed Monday, July 24 in a U.S. District Court in Manhattan challenging the Controlled Substances Act.Cotte has a 6-year-old son Jagger who …

AG Sessions paves way for stricter sentencing in criminal cases

By Laura Jarrett, CNN Updated 7:54 AM ET, Fri May 12, 2017 (CNN)Attorney General Jeff Sessions has a new directive for federal prosecutors across the country: charge suspects with the most serious offense you can prove. Friday's announcement follows a line of several other significant departures from Obama-era domestic policies at the Justice Department, but …