The idea of legalized marijuana in the US is incredibly divisive. There are those that push for decriminalization and there are those that are asking for a shutdown of all sales. Based on recent studies, it seems that around 50% of all “medical marijuana” ends up being sold on the black market.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is very clearly in the “No to Marijuana” camp. This last week, Sessions has written to four different Governors to rally support for his mission to undo the federal medical-marijuana protections.
This is such a difficult argument because many of the progressive Left are for decriminalization, but so are many Libertarians. The belief that people should be able to do what they want with their own bodies is at the heart of the personal responsibility argument…But…Studies show that drug use of any kind have detrimental effects. If a person smoking Marijuana ends up claiming welfare or food stamps, should they be allowed to get them for something that was their decision?
It’s a big question, and Sessions is at least trying to get a consensus.
For Jeff Sessions, marijuana is certainly “not something to laugh about.”
The Attorney General is about as anti-pot as humanly possible. In June, he came before Congress, asking his peers to undo the federal medical-marijuana protections established by the end of 2014. As of today, those regulations have yet to change.
However, Sessions wrote letters to four governors in the past week, stating that he had “serious concerns” legalizing weed. He later claimed that the drug is “only slightly less awful” than heroin, a drug that is currently the leading cause of overdose in America.
Sessions went on to say that more than half of the medical marijuana grown in the United State is procured in the black market, something that only showcases the integrity of those who work in the legalization business. While twenty-nine states have decriminalized/legalized the drug, Sessions firmly believes “that good people don’t smoke marijuana.”
Do you think he is right? What should the Attorney General do next? Let us know!
H/T: Liberty Writers