Thursday, January 4, 2018

AG Sessions Goes Back to the Future on Pot Criminalization.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who doesn't get that the War on Drugs™ was an expensive and violent flop, will rescind the Obama order to lay off the pot legalization states. If Sessions wants to outlaw something and have a positive effect, he should try guns.

Hey, Jeff, "Lock 'em up" doesn't work anymore.
It's too expensive and gets us nowhere.

Still, Jeffy-Jeff has to try:
WASHINGTON — Attorney General Jeff Sessions is rescinding the Obama-era policy that had paved the way for legalized marijuana to flourish in states across the country, two people with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. Sessions will instead let federal prosecutors where pot is legal decide how aggressively to enforce federal marijuana law, the people said.
Generally, I'm an optimist -- hard to be in the Trump era! -- but I see U.S. attorneys in the pot states looking at the new guidance and basically saying, "Meh." The first few test cases will go badly (if they go forward at all), and the rest of federal law enforcement will go into a holding pattern, waiting to sniff the wind. Time will pass, and the feds will realize that sniffing the wind they find the soft aroma of pot smoke and move on.

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