Advocacy

They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part CXLVIII

Benefits of Cannabis

This comment from AG Sessions is truly laughable, especially where he says “maybe science will prove I’m wrong.” Sessions either does not pay attention to scientific research on cannabis or he is aware of the scientific evidence that proves him wrong and completely ignores it. Sessions is a smart guy so we think he is just being deceptive. Lying. Alternative facts. Whatever it takes to suit his own narrative.

We’ve been writing for two weeks now on the recently published high level scientific findings on the efficacy of cannabis in reducing opioid abuse and addiction. Sessions’ statement about how the opiate abuse argument is a “desperate attempt to defend the harmlessness of marijuana” is also untrue. Those of us defending marijuana’s harmlessness (with or without the opioid argument) are not doing so desperately, we’re doing so because marijuana is actually harmless. We are doing so because we respect science.

We get it Mr. Sessions if you do not like cannabis and believe it is bad for America. That is your right in a free country. But it is corrosive to our democracy and to our legal system to have our top law enforcement officer lie and lie and then lie some more.

Are we asking too much to expect our top law enforcement officer to be straight with us? Should Sessions be impeached?