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Is Sessions Resurrecting Failed ‘War On Drugs’ As Means of Supplying Bodies for Prison Industrial Complex?

There’s a new sheriff in town at the U.S. Justice Department, with newly installed Attorney General Jeff Sessions intent on sending a strong message to those charged with drug offenses. In March, we examined the possibility of Sessions opening a second war on drugs, in which those with low-level drug and marijuana offenses would be prosecuted with zeal. The writing was on the wall as early as February, when White House secretary Sean Spicer revealed to a reporter, “I do believe you’ll see greater enforcement. There’s a big difference between…

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Is AG Jeff Sessions Quietly Waging a Second ‘War on Drugs’?

As Washington continues to wade through health care and immigration legislation, there’s another battle on the horizon, with those in favor of marijuana legalization demanding answers from the administration on where it stands. At times, Trump’s position has shifted, though, as of late, he’s claimed to be in favor of medical marijuana, stopping short of endorsing the full legalization of the drug or revealing whether he’ll interfere with state rights to do so. Meanwhile, newly installed Attorney General Jeff Sessions has been crystal clear about his own stance, infamously stating,…

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