Congress Agrees To Give Jeff Sessions $0 To Wage War On Medical Marijuana

By Carey Wedler

The war on drugs is such an abysmal failure that even the lawmakers who have funded it for decades are drawing a line in the sand. Multiple bills in Congress have cropped up in recent months aiming to protect medical marijuana and reschedule cannabis, if not legalize it altogether.

The most recent development comes in the form of Congress’ recently unveiled budget, which allots exactly zero dollars to the Department of Justice to wage medical marijuana crackdowns across the country.

The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment “allows states to carry on with crafting their own medical marijuana policies without fear of federal intervention,” the Huffington Post reported.

The full text of the amendment to the budget bill reads as follows:

None of the funds made available in this Act to the Department of Justice may be used, with respect to any of the States of Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming, or with respect to the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico, to prevent any of them from implementing their own laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession, or cultivation of medical marijuana.

The bill is expected to pass this week and will fund the government through September. Congress is also moving to provide protections for hemp.

Dana Rohrabacher, a conservative lawmaker from California, has previously introduced similar legislation to prevent federal encroachment on state marijuana laws. Earlier this year, Anti-Media reported on his introduction of a bill that consisted of only one line:

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the provisions of this subchapter related to marihuana shall not apply to any person acting in compliance with State laws relating to the production, possession, distribution, dispensation, administration, or delivery of marihuana.

A mounting number of lawmakers, including Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Tom Garrett, have moved to protect cannabis in states with policies that conflict with federal prohibition, and the country at large. The recent push is, in large part, a result of Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ anti-cannabis rhetoric. Though he reportedly privately assured senators he would not crack down on states where it is legal, he also recently warned that while states can pass their own laws, “…it does remain a violation of federal law to distribute marijuana throughout any place in the United States, whether a state legalizes it or not.”

In February, a U.S. Attorney for the Department of Justice claimed an Obama-era rule instructing the agency to respect state laws had been interpreted incorrectly. However, it is unclear whether Sessions influenced this move or that U.S. Attorney acted independently.

Regardless, Sessions has been widely criticized for his views, and his hard-line law and order rhetoric continues to reveal just how out of touch he is with the rest of the country when it comes to legalization.

Considering Congress also bears responsibility for decades of the failed war on drugs, it is telling that in recent years, those same lawmakers have appeared to soften their stalwart approach.

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21 Comments on "Congress Agrees To Give Jeff Sessions $0 To Wage War On Medical Marijuana"

  1. James DuMouchel | May 2, 2017 at 8:51 pm | Reply

    Here’s a quick IQ test. True or False: The more dangerous a drug is, the more important it is to continue that drug being sold by vicious Black Market cartels.

    • Or, even more likely sold by big pharma. keith

    • Grace by Faith on yt | May 4, 2017 at 4:27 am | Reply

      I think they keep bastardizing things that are naturally provided for us to help with what ails us to keep us sick and complacent so we’re more easily controlled. They have made opioids bad, which is a very, very effective pain reliever in its natural form, and they’ve done the same with cannabis, an all around excellent remedy in its natural form for too many conditions and diseases to list here. We have both opioid as well as cannabinoid receptors in our brain, and for those of us who believe in design by our God and Creator, they were put there for a reason. They’re no dummies, they know this, they love to mock God, and that’s why anything good for us is discredited, tweaked, prohibited, and so on.

  2. Rudy Campilii | May 2, 2017 at 10:10 pm | Reply

    Just try and imagine how great life here in America would be without the scumbags in Congress. Why do we need these scumbags anyway? Why do we need a full time government? As many times as I pose this question is as many times no one can give a reasonable argument. The truth is, is that we really do not need people who have only their own interests in mind running our lives.

  3. One of the few good things about the budget bill.

  4. And we are supposed to be what, thrilled that mommy and daddy are letting us smoke herb? Sick sh*t to allow the government into our lives like this. All they are supposed to is guard the borders, keep the infrastructure up to date, and keep their damn nose out of our lives.

    • I couldnt agree more Joe, sick crap indeed! God what did we ever do to deserve this crap? war on drugs? thats a sick, sick joke on all of us, keith

      • It is probably better for us to adapt to a metaphysical perspective perhaps and see this all as some sort of terrestrial classroom we have chosen to work out growth in a number of areas. Some need to learn about boundarys, others love or compassion. To try and embrace this insanity with the tools of the insane (organized religion, various educational paths, etc.) makes no sense.

        I have a deep connection to tribal culture’s paths of reality that we are connected to everything, wind, rain, trees, creepy crawlies, etc. and to honor each with respect. When taking an animal’s life for food (not trophy hunting, etc.) we thank the animal, that sort of thing.

        Tribal cultures used what they called “teacher plants” like hemp, mescaline, etc. for pleasure yes, but mostly for exploration of consciousness and spirituallity. Our screwed up state of humanity can only stay locked in to the lower energy centers and stay focused on “getting high” or some other ephuanism for self pleasure not growth.

        • Hey Joe, you make a lot of sense to me. I have not had any involvement with organized religion since i was 11 years old, problably my father could not continue to tieth. I still have to fall on the side of a believer, a christian. Thanks for your great post. keith. I am going to read it some more right now.

          • Joe Blow | May 3, 2017 at 7:25 pm |

            Keith, the reason I Hate activist post…always getting pending hell for a post with a link.
            Here is what I sent and I’ll rearrange the link.

            Thanks Keith.
            The main thing about organized religions is it they are man-made creations based on fear and punishment and always a male god demanding obiedience and used to control others. I am spiritual without any rule books or demands of obiedience to a specific path.
            For instance, two days ago I was coming back from town (50 miles from where I live in the high desert) and no chemtrails were present and the sky was an incredible blue and the clouds pure white. I pulled over and gazed at the scene for a few mins and played a Native American flute I made.
            Now to me, that is more real then sitting in some church listening to a preacher blab from a book that took 900 years to assemble.
            I just put together a humble collection of some of my music. Go check out a song called Blues in the Pulpit.

            https://www (dot) youtube (dot) com/channel/UCWQvIyiFVTHYjQ-eR5vP8JA/playlists

      • “God what did we ever do to deserve this crap?”

        We allow the mainstream media to be owned by roughly a half dozen corporations. We allow this federal political machine to false flag us at regular intervals and strip our rights. We allow this political machine to commit ever increasing crimes to fund ever increasing black budgets.

        There’s been a coup. We lost.

    • Grace by Faith on yt | May 4, 2017 at 4:16 am | Reply

      Well said. The problem is the fed, which doesn’t even exist anymore (nor do any of its offices, officers, or departments) has claimed ownership over plants that grow naturally on American soil, in fact, they claim ownership over everything in, on, under, and above our soil, including us, which is the Mother of all Frauds because there is no fed. Get it? It all belonged to The Public Trust, of which we are neither stakeholders, subject or party to. None of us are what they call “the public”. It’s just a fancy name for a corporation they lead us to believe represents us.

      No one gave the fed jurisdiction over our natural resources, they manufactured our consent to steal that jurisdiction from us. Natural resources and their use are inherent rights afforded by our creator (not a piece of paper protecting them) but they’ve flipped it into a privilege for which we must contract or stipulate, then pay, then comply, then pay charges for violation. It’s a racket, and that’s all it is.

      They have zero authority to claim the jurisdiction their corporate law requires to legislate cannabis (nor do state or local fake authorities either), and that’s the bottom line, so it must be decriminalized, not legalized where they may control its use and product, making us ask permission from them to use it via registration or license, and then expunged from all official(ly corrupt) records.

      Regarding keeping the infrastructure up to date, that has not been in the jurisdiction of the (dissolved) fed since 1992 when GHW Bush signed executive order 12803 “privatizing” it. Which means the whole shebang is up for sale to the highest bidder, foreign or domestic (via trade treaties) including roads, bridges, tunnels, trains, airports, hospitals, schools, dams and reservoir systems, and even prisons, et al. And that means anyone can buy them from anywhere.

      Know who owns Klamath Lake and all its dam systems and water? I did a little research and found out that hiding behind no fewer than four corporations, it is Warren Buffett, the bajillionaire “investor” or securities fraudster who received a $1 billion bailout from, you guessed it, the fed.

      A disturbing thought, yes, but I was thinking about scenarios like the following when I found out about the infrastructure being privatized and I use this example a lot so pardon me, but, let’s say China buys Boulder Dam, and then gets mad at us for, I don’t know, trade sanctions or non-repayment of loans, so they decide to blow the thing up. All they’d have to do is say, “Whoopsie! How much damage did we do? No worries, just take it off what you owe us.” The scenarios that could happen and are happening (the infrastructure is failing everywhere, of course, by design) are extremely disturbing.

      • Good persepctive and truths Grace. I remember years ago about highways being sold to other nations. A week or so ago I posted that America has been this fat, lazy, juicy animal grazing in the field with no concern as predators from all around are creeping up on it.

        Since I am not in know about the nefarious agenda of the hidden hand or secret group or groups in charge I don’t know just how close we are to being finished but it sure doesn’t feel like it is too far away.

        In a fair fight I believe Americans stilll have the ability to protect themselves but these creeps don’t fight fair. The chemtrails, ,toxic food and water, dumbing down of our kids, etc. has taken a toll for sure.

  5. Since he considers this a “war”, Sessions will just grab his money from the Pentagon budget and probably be backed up by Trump to take over the states that voted for legalization.

  6. nochipforme | May 4, 2017 at 1:16 am | Reply

    The “legalization” of cannabis has never really been “legal.” n our lifetime. it has just been legislated in various states, and when the time is right, the federal agents will be given the green light to show that there really are no “state’s rights.” For now, the growers, distributors and purchasers are being put on the map. Silly people.

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