Super Stupid

How is Jeff Sessions’ War on Legal Weed Going?

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Not so well.

Opponents of legal marijuana sales say states should not be able to legalize it because they cannot control the flow to other states that don't and, to that end, Attorney General Jeff Sessions wrote a letter to Oregon Governor Kate Brown citing a state police report that said weed grown in Oregon was flowing into a black market.

That sounds bad, but the good news for proponents of legal weed is that it's total bullshit.

“The Oregon State Police determined that the draft report required significant additional work and revision, because the data was inaccurate and the heavily extrapolated conclusions were incorrect,” Brown wrote in a reply to Sessions on Tuesday. “I would draw your attention to the sources relied upon in the document, which include an assortment of random blog and newspaper articles that should hardly form the basis of an informed policy discussion.

Whoops?

Not coincidentally, if this issue ever ends up in a federal court room I expect "random blog and newspaper articles" will be exactly the kind of evidence the Jeff Sessions Justice Department will present. Sessions is a man who still believes in "reefer madness." His views and conclusions are as antiquated as the Confederate monuments he closely resembles.

  • David Greenberg

    Sorry to disagree, but I am old enough to see a racist Howdy Doody. Has anybody ever suggested to this little prick that alcohol has destroyed infinitely more lives than marijuana? He is another turd in a monstrously long line of turds that has been the Republican Party for the last forty years.

  • Draxiar

    If there was anyone that desperately needed to get cooked it’s this tight-ass.

  • Aynwrong

    I haven’t seen any reporting to this effect but I would hardly be surprised to discover that the private prison industry is a significant donor to the Keebler Klux Klansman.™

  • Badgerite

    Aren’t there some keebler cookies he should be baking somewhere?

  • muselet

    The only thing that will shut down Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III’s Department of Justice on this would be for Congress to change its designation of marijuana from Schedule I to something saner. Since that’s not going to happen any time soon, we’re stuck with the unedifying spectacle of Jeff Sessions being a nuisance, stamping his little feet and demanding that states crack down.

    (The Keebler elves are Confederate monuments? I did not know that.)

    –alopecia

  • Georgie

    Does this administration have any ideas of what facts are? It’s seems they pull this “information” out of their asses and call it good. I have a headache again..

    • ninjaf

      Fox Newsification of our government.

    • Aynwrong

      Don’t be silly. Facts are for liberals.