Fake News: Anything Declaring Cannabis Legalization is Bad For Kids

Legal cannabis has not resulted in an increase of teen use.

Last week, late-night television host and opinion influencer Stephen Colbert, a onetime purveyor of somewhat unreal news that was nonetheless more informative than “actual” news, declared our era of “fake news” dead.

If only that were so.

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Former Deputy AG Yates: Sessions Drug Policy is Based on Fear

A recent op-ed reveals that the former deputy attorney general does not agree with DOJ plans to seek the maximum sentence for people convicted of drug-related crimes.

While U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions seems to be champing at the bit to ramp up the drug war in an effort to “make America safe again,” one of the Justice Department’s former enforcers has come out to ensure the nation that his plan is dangerously flawed.

In a recent op-ed in the Washington Post, former Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates, who was dismissed by President Donald Trump a the beginning of the year, said Sessions’ dastardly scheme to seek the maximum sentence for people convicted of drug-related crimes is one based on antiquated ideals regurgitated from the 1980s.

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Is Sessions Out? AG Offers to Quit as Trump’s Russia Frustration Mounts

Sessions leaving office, could mean good news for cannabis advocates.

Even Donald Trump is sick of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Sessions, America’s all-purpose antebellum bogeyman and the greatest existential threat currently faced by the legal marijuana industry, offered the president his resignation last month, in response to Trump’s mounting frustration with Sessions’s ties to Russia, POLITICO reported.

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Trump’s Drug War: Making Promises He Can’t Keep

Following failed drug policy could be costly for the nation.

Among Donald Trump’s many lofty and varied promises is a vow to cut down on crime. Particularly, drug-related crime — and to do it by any means necessary.

The violent crime wave supposedly plaguing America is a phantom, as chimerical as Trump’s record-breaking electoral college victory and the hordes of invisible well-wishers crowding his inauguration. None of that matters. Nothing will stop the especially severe punishment in store for drug dealers, the “bad hombres” responsible for the “carnage” haunting the opiate-ravaged areas of Middle America (the same havoc that helped carry Trump to the White House).

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Nevada Plans July Pot Sales Despite Warning of US Crackdown

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada still plans to launch recreational marijuana sales in July despite warnings this week of a federal crackdown by the administration of President Donald Trump, state officials said Friday.

Marijuana possession and sales are illegal under federal law, but Nevada voters decided in November to allow people age 21 or older to use pot recreationally — becoming one of eight states to do so.

White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday that the United States Justice Department will step up enforcement of federal laws prohibiting recreational — not medical — marijuana. No immediate action accompanied the statement, which came in response to a reporter’s question.

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SCOTUS Pick Aware of IRS Issues, Sessions Closer to Leading War on Pot

In a today’s vote that went along party lines as expected, Senator Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III inched closer to being the top law enforcement official in the land and seventh in the line of presidential succession, while Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch also made his big primetime debut this week.

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The cannabis world continues to be on edge over the likely reality of Sessions holding the deck of cards for the future of the industry. While seeing cannabis industry inventors like Peter Thiel wired in at the core of the administration might be a slightly soothing thought, seeing a guy who once noted the KKK, “were OK until I found out they smoked pot,” being in charge of handcuffing reefers is definitely a bit worrisome. Even more so since he’s supported legislation that would have allowed defendants to receive the death penalty if they had received multiple convictions for marijuana distribution.

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D.C. Activists Promise Massive Marijuana Protest For Trump’s Inauguration

Much pomp and specific circumstances mark the quadrennial swearing-in of the President of the United States, and Donald J. Trump’s inauguration will be no exception. There’s the 21-gun salute, there’s the playing of Hail to the Chief, there are the balls and the parties and the protests.

And, unless Trump declares his support for marijuana legalization in all 50 states, there will be the 4,200 joints fired up and passed around just as the Trump’s inaugural speech gets going.

If you can guess how many joints are in these bags, you might get a free one at #Trump420! https://t.co/tacfhl6pFS pic.twitter.com/guaOlRUVoG

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