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Powerful Senate Committee Ties Jeff Sessions’s Hands on Medical Marijuana

Powerful Senate Committee Ties Jeff Sessions’s Hands on Medical Marijuana

Press Release  | 07/27/2017

Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee voted by voice vote to approve an amendment that would block the Department of Justice from spending any funds to undermine state medical marijuana laws. The amendment – led by Senator Leahy (D-VT) – is a striking rebuke of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who had personally requested that Congress eliminate the amendment and allow him to prosecute medical marijuana providers and patients. The amendment passed with strong Republican support, a sign that Sessions is isolated politically as rumors of a crackdown on marijuana businesses abound.

Powerful Senate Committee Ties Jeff Sessions’s Hands on Medical Marijuana






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