Sessions’ is at it again. Really? Wants to compare Cannabis to Heroin? Really?

AG Sessions Continues Verbal Tirade Against Marijuana Use Wednesday
March 16, 2017 by AggregatedNews 0 Comments

Attorney General Jeff Sessions continued to make eyebrow-raising statements about marijuana on Wednesday, though he did not utter a line in a prepared speech that marijuana use is “only slightly less awful” than heroin addiction.

Justice Department spokespeople did not immediately respond to an inquiry about why Sessions dropped the line, which had attracted widespread attention on Twitter after the prepared speech was posted online ahead of an event in Richmond, Virginia.

The comparison, of course, is controversial. Heroin killed nearly 13,000 Americans in 2015 and related opioids another 20,000, and users often commit a wide range of crimes to support their addictions.

Marijuana is used by a much larger population and doesn’t kill users — with legalization advocates arguing it’s even safer than alcohol.

Though he did not utter the particular claim, Sessions did give an increasingly familiar denunciation of marijuana, ridiculing the findings of preliminary research that shows more liberal pot laws may contribute to less opioid abuse.

At his podium, Sessions said “we’re not going to worry about being fashionable” and predicted victory in an undefined “argument” in “the months to come.” [Read more at US News]

Author: fescbelliott

I have spent over forty years as a career firefighter and fire chief. After retiring as fire chief in northern Sonoma County in 2011, I began expanding my consulting work to private and public clients. Fire and Emergency Services Consulting (FESC) now has a Cannabis division, CannaCodeCompliance (CCC). Working with the Cannabis industry has been rewarding and challenging. FESC partners and employees are highly skilled compliance experts who exhibit a non-threatening approach to what we do. We are excited to be helping improve safety and compliance standards for the industry to protect employers, employees, the public and first responders. FESC-CCC also offers public affairs relations with government staff and elected officials.

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