Marijuana Supporters Plan Day Of Action Against Jeff Sessions

By Johnny Green

From Weed News


NORML – On Monday, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and its supporters will participate in a “Day of Action” to mobilize opposition to the appointment of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General.

“Senator Sessions’ views are out of step with mainstream America and they are in conflict with the laws of over half of the states,” stated NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri, “We must demand that Senators ask this nominee whether he intends to respect the will of the voters in these states, and whether he truly believes no that ‘good people’ have ever smoked pot and, if he truly believes such an outrageous claim, he should not be the next Attorney General.”

Participants from all over the country will be flooding their Senators’ phone lines to demand that if Senator Sessions refuses to agree to respect state marijuana laws, members of the Senate should refuse to confirm him as Attorney General. The effort will be promoted online with the hashtag #JustSayNoToSessions.

If confirmed by the US Senate, Sen. Sessions will possess the power to roll back decades of hard-fought gains. He will have the authority to challenge the medical marijuana programs that now operate in 29 states and the adult use legalization laws that have been approved in eight states.

NORML‘s mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults, and to serve as an advocate for consumers to assure they have access to high quality marijuana that is safe, convenient and affordable.


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8 thoughts on “Marijuana Supporters Plan Day Of Action Against Jeff Sessions

  • 01/08/2017 at 11:11 am

    I think both Sen. Merkley and Sen. Wyden will vote against Session’s nomination, but it would be good to call them anyway, and let them know that their support for legalized cannabis is appreciated.

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  • 01/09/2017 at 8:32 am

    John Ashcroft was slapped down by the Supreme Court for prosecuting medical marijuana providers and patients. I doubt that will change with a new attorney general. But we could use a better nominee than Jeff Sessions.

  • 01/09/2017 at 10:32 am

    This is the kind of crap that happens when you have a president elect who’s out of touch with reality, he elects these morons who are completely unqualified for the jobs they’re supposedly taking.

  • 01/09/2017 at 11:07 am

    Trump has stated that he will leave it up to the states to decide on marijuana. Sessions shouldn’t change that…hopefully.

  • 01/09/2017 at 12:33 pm

    Trump stated a lot of things, none of them true, but he likes to talk. Sessions is openly against cannabis, he’s completely unfit to be in that position of power in this climate. In a democracy the representatives of the people are suppose to reflect the peoples wishes, he hasn’t reflected anything resembling a normal person in his entire life.

  • 01/09/2017 at 7:26 pm

    Confirm Sessions and the nightmare TRULY begins.

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