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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:20 AM

Jeff Sessions Is Making Congress Mad With His Pot Policy, And It May Backfire

“It has awakened a sleeping giant,” Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher told BuzzFeed News.


If Attorney General Jeff Sessions hoped his latest encroachments on marijuana would make politicians back away from legalization, it’s not working.

Last Monday, three weeks after Sessions gave federal prosecutors wide berth to begin marijuana busts in states where it’s legal, Phil Scott, the Republican governor of Vermont, signed a bill making Vermont the ninth state to legalize the drug.

The strongest pushback against the Trump administration’s new marijuana policy, however, seems to be in Congress — where dozens of lawmakers are pushing legislation that would handcuff Sessions on pot.

Ironically, Sessions is sparking more enthusiasm for recreational marijuana on Capitol Hill than any time in Congress’s modern history.

“It has awakened a sleeping giant,” Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher said of the way politicians are reacting to Sessions repealing the Cole memorandum, a policy from the Obama administration that tolerated pot companies in states that legalized the drug.

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Reply Jeff Sessions Is Making Congress Mad With His Pot Policy, And It May Backfire (Original post)
yuiyoshida Feb 2018 OP
mindem Feb 2018 #1
yuiyoshida Feb 2018 #2
Cha Feb 2018 #3
yuiyoshida Feb 2018 #5
Cha Feb 2018 #7
Anon-C Feb 2018 #27
Soxfan58 Feb 2018 #4
BBG Feb 2018 #10
yuiyoshida Feb 2018 #16
GWC58 Feb 2018 #13
John Fante Feb 2018 #6
Luciferous Feb 2018 #8
crazycatlady Feb 2018 #24
PatSeg Feb 2018 #9
The Conductor Feb 2018 #11
lordsummerisle Feb 2018 #12
GWC58 Feb 2018 #14
DAMANgoldberg Feb 2018 #19
GWC58 Feb 2018 #21
Javaman Feb 2018 #15
yuiyoshida Feb 2018 #17
Blue Owl Feb 2018 #18
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2018 #20
GWC58 Feb 2018 #22
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2018 #23
crazycatlady Feb 2018 #25
Algernon Moncrieff Feb 2018 #28
RKP5637 Feb 2018 #26
Gothmog Feb 2018 #29
TeamPooka Feb 2018 #30

Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:27 AM

1. What a loathsome little creep

he looks like a screwed up Keebler Elf.

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Response to mindem (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:43 AM

2. if his ears were a bit more pointed

I would agree...

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:44 AM

3. ".. handcuff sessions on pot.."..

sounds grand!

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:49 AM

5. While were at it, lets just

handcuff the entire Trump Administration, in the spirit of leaving no stone unturned! Aloha Cha!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:00 AM

7. That's the spirit, yuiyoshida!

Aloha

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:58 AM

27. That "Anglo-American" tradition of hand-cuffing!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:45 AM

4. Did stoners

Giggle at his ears.

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Response to Soxfan58 (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:32 AM

10. Did?

There is no did, there is only do. And do they? Oh yes.

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Response to BBG (Reply #10)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:39 AM

16. "with you I am,.. hehehe"

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Response to Soxfan58 (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:37 AM

13. Im not even buzzed and i

laugh heartily at that garden gnome!😂

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 06:52 AM

6. I'm surprised Sessions is so strongly against marijuana

considering how much his cookie-making business depends on hungry potheads.

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Response to John Fante (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:49 AM

8. ...

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Response to John Fante (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:45 AM

24. You owe me the coffee I just spit all over the place

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 07:49 AM

9. Talk about unintended consequences!

Last edited Tue Feb 13, 2018, 01:58 PM - Edit history (1)

I'll bet Jefferson didn't see that coming.

Edit to read "unintended" consequences

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 08:44 AM

11. Really!

Think about being a Republican member of congress just now, and having to defend the nutball statements that ooze out of this White House plus the immorality of the current Republican leadership. You have to go out and repeat things you know are completely loony, but pretend they are sound policy, even when they are a complete flip from what you said previously. Of course they are using recreational drugs to cope! Wouldn't you?

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:29 AM

12. Congress seriously need to act on this n/t

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 09:43 AM

14. Maryland, if all goes well,

might put the legalization of cannabis for adult use on the 2018 ballot in the form of a voter referendum. Gawd I hope so. Percentage of 👍 is 61. That number could go even “higher,” pun not intended.

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Response to GWC58 (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:36 AM

19. This could help Ben Jealous

become Governor if this happened.

https://splash.benjealous.com

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Response to DAMANgoldberg (Reply #19)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 09:30 AM

21. I keep hearing Larry Hogan cant be beat.

The same was said of Robert Ehrlich and we know how that went. 👍 If cannabis legalization is on the ballot it would definitely help Ben Jealous.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:24 AM

15. I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if this hypocrite smoked at home.

or at least did edibles.

fuck this piece of shit.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:42 AM

17. if he prefers the tobacco lobby

one would see why he still is doing his WAR on Drugs. The cat is out of the bag now, and the stuff is natural so it can't be OWNED like they did with Tobacco.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 10:51 PM

18. Jeff Sessions is the great white dope

n/t

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 03:49 AM

20. I'm pretty sure Rand Paul and Cory Gardner would vote with the Dems to legalize

I'd give it about 50/50 in the House. The Evangelicals would vote it down, but I think if you are in a state where it's legal, you vote it down at your peril.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:27 AM

22. Pete Sessions is the problem in the House.

A big problem! Any cannabis bill he has will go

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Response to GWC58 (Reply #22)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 10:49 AM

23. There are ways to deal with that

Give him something or threaten to take something. If recent history teaches anything it's that they can all be had.

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Response to Algernon Moncrieff (Reply #20)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:47 AM

25. Isn't it legal in Alaska too?

Would their senators vote with Dems?

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Response to crazycatlady (Reply #25)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 12:33 PM

28. I think there's a good shot Murkowski would.

...and I think there are a lot of law-and-order Republicans you could still sell the issue to using the "shouldn't the states and not the federal government make these decisions" argument.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 11:49 AM

26. Sessions is one of the worlds greatest assholes. It's never ending with him, the F'en little creep!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:53 PM

29. Sessions may go too far and trigger a backlash

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Wed Feb 14, 2018, 01:54 PM

30. Prohibition is a failed public policy, again. Legalize it!

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