2016 Election: Who Has Donald Trump’s Ear?

Donald Trump has used the “state’s decision” dodge in answering questions about cannabis re-legalization.  Does he mean it?  One of Trump’s closest advisors, Rep. Jeff Sessions, recently said this about cannabis:


Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Tuesday convened a hearing of the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control to investigate whether the Justice Department has been derelict in its enforcement duties on marijuana.  In the words of Grassley, “The Department of Justice decided to all but abandon the enforcement of federal law relating to the possession, cultivation, and distribution of marijuana.”

But the line-up of witnesses called to testify — including three opponents of marijuana legalization — had drug policy groups crying foul before the hearing even took place. The Drug Policy Alliance, a group advocating for the reform of highly punitive drug laws, described the proceedings as a “sham hearing” and a “one-sided prohibitionist party.”
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Caucus member Jeff Sessions (R.-Al.) spoke of the need to foster “knowledge that this drug is dangerous, you cannot play with it, it is not funny, it’s not something to laugh about… and to send that message with clarity that good people don’t smoke marijuana.”

Full complete original post is HERE.

And Sessions and Trump?

Trump and Sessions seem only to have grown closer. Sessions stood with Trump onstage near Huntsville just before the Alabama primary in late February. And when Sessions called Trump last month and criticized him for coming out in favor of H-1B visas, which allow companies to recruit high-level talent abroad, Trump promptly changed his position.

This excerpt from a longer piece on the Trump campaign is HERE.

There is only once candidate talking about ending the war on drugs, and that is Bernie Sanders.  Don’t be fooled by anyone saying “state’s rights issue.”  That could and should be true, but it’s likely a dodge.

If you are not registered to vote, get that task completed.  The next election is coming up fast.

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Author: DavidB

a heathen, but hopefully not an unenlightened one

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