The Attorney General of the United States of America, Jeff Sessions is probably one of the most ignorant Attorney Generals of all time.
Below are “HIS” quotes on marijuana. While America is on a runaway train with opiates, the states are scrambling to get marijuana legalized which is proving to curtail some of the opiate problems this country is having with this legal painkiller. Jeff Sessions, on the other hand, is not listening to the people who are voting overwhelmingly to legalize and is now threating to attack the American people with an 80-year-old law based solely on bigotry, lies and scare tactics.
- “Good people don’t smoke marijuana.”
- “You can’t have the President of the United States of America talking about marijuana… you are sending a message to young people that there is no danger in this process. It is false that marijuana use doesn’t lead people to more drug use. It is already causing a disturbance in the states that have made it legal.”
- “I thought those guys [the Ku Klux Klan] were OK until I learned they smoked pot.” This may be meant to be a joke, however, putting marijuana users in the same class as the KKK is wrong.
- “Colorado was one of the leading states that started the movement to suggest that marijuana is not dangerous. And we’re going to find it, in my opinion, ripple throughout the entire American citizenry; and we’re going to see more marijuana use, and it’s not going to be good. We’re going to see more other drug use, illegal drug use, also, which is damaging.”
- “I mean, we need grown-ups in charge in Washington to say marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized. It ought not to be minimized, that it’s, in fact, a very real danger. Lives will be impacted. Families will be broken up. Children will be damaged because of the difficulties their parents have, and people may be psychologically impacted the rest of their lives with marijuana.”
- “I realize this may be an unfashionable belief in a time of growing tolerance of drug use. But too many lives are at stake to worry about being fashionable. I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that’s only slightly less awful. Our nation needs to say clearly once again that using drugs will destroy your life.”
- “When they nominated me for attorney general, you would have thought the biggest issue in America was when I said, ‘I don’t think America’s going to be a better place if they sell marijuana at every corner grocery store….’ (People) didn’t like that; I’m surprised they didn’t like that.”
- “In the ’80s and ’90s, we saw how campaigns stressing prevention brought down drug use and addiction. We can do this again. Educating people and telling them the terrible truth about drugs and addiction will result in better choices. We can reduce the use of drugs, save lives and turn back the surge in crime that inevitably follows in the wake of increased drug abuse.”
- “This drug is dangerous. You cannot play with it. It’s not funny.”
- “And I’m not in favor of legalization of marijuana. I think it’s more dangerous than a lot of people realize.”
Do we as the American people think that this man, Jeff Sessions has the American peoples best interest in mind as he now wants to start a new drug war with the states and the people of those states that have voted to not only to legalize marijuana but to put in place rules, regulations and taxation which benefit both state and federal government? I think not!
To go against the people’s wishes is not what the government is for and doing so will have dire consequences by returning marijuana to the black market, cause the loss of 1000’s of jobs as well as hurt local and state economy’s.