More and more people and groups are weighing on Attorney General Sessions’ decision to allow federal prosecutors to (on their own, as in individually at their personal discretion) take action against state legal cannabis programs….

We’ve linked to an article in the Washington Post, but our “post above the post” today is going to provide links to other articles where you can see what a large number of elected officials of both parties, members of libertarian movements, reform organizations, conservative states rights lobbying groups and others are saying – and what’s clear is that the AG is getting little support anywhere for his actions.

Here’s one quote from the Post article:

“Regardless of their stance on legalization, an overwhelming majority of voters of all political persuasions say that the federal government should not interfere with state-level legalization efforts.

A July Quinnipiac poll found that 75 percent of Americans, including 59 percent of Republicans, said that they oppose the enforcement of federal marijuana laws in states that have legalized it.”

Officials in Washington State – including the governor and the mayor of Seattle are also equally critical: and

Colorado officials feel equally strongly:

As is the case in California:

And in Oregon, where the governor and law enforcement officials held a press conference:

And a US Senator from Massachusetts:

Meanwhile, in Vermont, following the federal move, the State Legislature voted for increased liberalization the same day:

This article brings in the views of NORML, a conservative group backed by the Koch family, human rights groups and cannabis industry groups:

We could post another ten or twenty links from other states and members of Congress. And we hope you take the time to read some of these.

In short, we agree with the headline of the Post article below. In our opinion, this move will not roll back the medicinal cannabis reform movement, and in fact could hasten congressional action to rationalize the situation, although we’ll have to wait and see about that…..

#MMJ #ColeMemo #Sessions #USpol #UTpol #TRUCE    

See full article – Analysis | Jeff Sessions faces a steep uphill battle in his war on pot