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Just Say 'NO' to Jeff Sessions

by NORML category: Politics

“CALL NOW: Urge your Senator to #JustSayNoToSessions for Attorney General unless he will respect state marijuana laws http://thndr.me/sZQ2cf

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This campaign ended on January 09, 2017 at 11AM

Just Say 'NO' to Jeff Sessions

Senate lawmakers are only days away from taking a vote on Jeff Sessions to become the next Attorney General — the top law enforcement officer in the land. 

Senator Sessions has a long and consistent record of opposing any efforts to reform marijuana policy, and he once notoriously remarked that he thought the Ku Klux Klan “was okay until I found out they smoked pot.” He is a staunch proponent of the long-discredited ‘gateway theory,’ and has called on federal officials to return to the ‘Just Say No’ rhetoric of the 1980s. In fact, he was one of only 16 US Senators to receive a failing grade from NORML in our 2016 Congressional Report Card because of statements like these:

“We need grown-ups in charge in Washington to say marijuana is not the kind of thing that ought to be legalized, it ought not to be minimized, that it’s in fact a very real danger.”

“[Marijuana] cannot be played with, it is not funny, it’s not something to laugh about, and trying to send that message with clarity, that good people don’t smoke marijuana.”

If confirmed by the US Senate to be US Attorney General, 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.

That is why on Monday, January 9th we are massively mobilizing our supporters around the country and having them call their US Senators to urge them to reject Sessions' nomination until he commits to upholding state marijuana laws. Will you join us in calling your Senators and partaking in this Thunderclap to help amplify our efforts?

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