A potentially HUGE mistake for the Trump DOJ : Sessions Wants To Bring Back Reagan-Era Drug Policies

We thought that a detente had been reached with AG Sessions on the pot issue. We thought we had all agreed that there are probably more important things for the Department of Justice to focus on than on legal weed. Lord knows there are.

It seems to us that marijuana is clearly a state issue per the Constitution. It would appear to fall solidly under the 10th Amendment. (As should any number of issues.) As a presumed fan of federalism and smaller government Mr.

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CATO: Conservatives Should Think Twice before Supporting Jeff Sessions

Sessions will be confirmed but small government people need to keep a close eye on him. Some of his positions are very big government and benefit the current crony system.

Marijuana laws for instance should be liberalized and dealt with on a state level. That is the CONSTITUTIONAL position and as such it should be the position of any American conservative. Yet Jeff Sessions appears to have a beef with pot even though pot legalization at a state level was one of the few wins fans of small government had during the Obama years.

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Why does (Jeff) Sessions think the police should be able to legally rob you?

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Is it too much to ask to have an Attorney General who defers to the citizenry generally and not to the state? Well, probably. Realistically speaking. But how can this country allow civil forfeiture (policing for profit) to exist? The cops shouldn’t just be able to take your stuff.

In most of the country however they can. Police took $5 billion in cash and possessions in 2014. That’s more than was taken by non state sponsored thieves.

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Marijuana Prohibition is Stupid: Trump’s Pick for Attorney General Is a ‘Drug War Dinosaur’

If there was one fear I had with a Trump presidency (on the domestic front) it was that he would appoint a prohibitionist as Attorney General. I feared that Chris Christie the cop might find his way into the role. Thankfully he didn’t. Senator Jeff Sessions has however.

We have respect for Senator Sessions. We disagree with him on a number of issues but again, we have respect. On marijuana however, I fear he’s terrible.

About the only thing I can see that is positive that came out of the Obama years is the fact that some states began to assert their rights under the 10th Amendment and began to nullify pot prohibition.

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Republican senator voices opposition to advancing fast-track (Trans Pacific Partnership) bill

This is a huge piece of legislation. The administration (and many others) want a simple up or down vote on the treaty and no debate (or amendments) in Congress. Obama would prefer the TPP pass before we get to see what’s in it. Some in Congress are saying that they don’t want to do that again.

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