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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions On Marijuana Legalization

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions On Marijuana Legalization

By Zachary Babin - March 1, 2017

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions reiterated his opposition to marijuana legalization while addressing a collection of the nation’s attorneys general on Tuesday. In responding to a question about the war on drugs, Sessions noted a rise in heroin overdose deaths and those from the painkiller fentanyl. Stating that “crime does follow drugs,” he added that in the 1970s and ’80s, many lives were destroyed by drug abuse, adding that the drugs today are more powerful. “My best view is that we don’t need to be legalizing marijuana,” said Sessions, “and we need to crack down more effectively on heroin and fentanyl and other drugs.”