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Jeff Sessions “Surprised” at Backlash to his Cannabis Comments

A little over two weeks ago, Jeff Sessions made a number of comments about the ongoing cannabis legalization movements in the United States. His comments were met with bemusement, incomprehension and general disapproval. The Attorney General said the following;

“I think medical marijuana has been hyped, maybe too much. Dosages can be constructed in a way that might be beneficial, I acknowledge that, but if you smoke marijuana for example, where you have no idea how much THC you’re getting, it’s probably not a good way to administer a medicinal amount. So forgive me if I’m a bit dubious about that. There’s more violence around marijuana than one would think, and there’s big money involved.”

In the wake of the backlash to his comments, Sessions has spoken out on the subject for the second time…and has once again baffled many with his out-of-touch remarks.

“When they nominated me for attorney general, you would have thought the biggest issue in America was when I said, ‘I don’t think America’s going to be a better place if they sell marijuana at every corner grocery store. People didn’t like that; I’m surprised they didn’t like that.”

States that are easing up on their cannabis laws are said to be “preparing for the worst” after Sessions comments. However, nothing has come into fruition yet and it is unlikely the Trump administration will act on Sessions comments until 2018.

Does Sessions have a point? Do the varied effects and potency of cannabis mean legalisation is a bad idea? Or is the Attorney General going against the nations wishes?

Let us know in the comments section below.


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  • Stoney Maloney

    This guy is still living in the brainwashed times of Reefer Madness. He has no credibility to back up his backwards claims. Don’t knock it til you try it.

  • Brendan Clark

    This is against the nations wishes at least by popular demand.
    Plus realistically. Do you need such an exact dose when your using something that has no deadly overdose threshold. Its more importsnt to have exact doses when your oxy or morphine could kill you. The biggest issue here is that if he took away legislation hed be leaving the large number of medical patients hanging with either the choice of no treatment or the very addictive, body and soul destroying big pharma treatments. Ha when I went to the hospital a month ago and told the Dr I smoke cannabis and was not very comfortable with them giving me morphine. They looked at me like I was completely crazy for turning down their medical heroin.
    People need to really take a clearer look at what cannabis is and what it does for people.
    I do think that part of the issue here are the vast amount of people making up fake conditions or bribing the fake pot drs to get a med card for a condition they don’t have. This makes it look blown out of proportion and actually could explain some of sessions viewpoints about it being overhyped. These people really need to back up and accept rec as it comes through
    The people who just wanna get high need to remember that some people really need it and theyre making the medical community look bad by abusing it for recreational use.

  • Diane Chatterton

    Perfectly said Brendan. I hope all these people that sit all high-and-mighty and call medical marijuana users potheads never find themselves or someone they love with cancer or Ms or some other debilitating disease that causes so much pain “legal” drugs don’t help. Health brings a freedom very few realize until they no longer have it! Let that be something for you to think about Mr. Attorney General as you go about your daily lives not having to do it in pain. Hoping and praying for something, anything that will help the pain go away.

  • lastpatriot

    I suffer Severe Back Pain from an injury many years ago. Pot is the Only thing that Helps me, but unfortunately I am ‘Allowed’ to take Prescription Morphine but NOT Natural Marijuana. The Morphine is Terrible for me while the Weed is Safe and WORKS. My Choice: Break the Law and Use Safe Medicine instead of Legal Poison. Unfortunately the Safest Choice (Marijuana) will be my most Dangerous as long as Big Pharma OWNS the Politicians…

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  • Jessica Quick

    wow he is jusat wrong on this issue and THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WANT THIS PROHIBITION LIFTED ,YOU WORK FOR US mr.sessions ,REMEMBER THAT

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