Attorney General Jeff Sessions wants to attack the legal marijuana industry, but the AG's own task force has shot him down.
Prosecutors have discretion to low-ball charges as justice requires, and are ethically bound to do so. Sessions says to throw the book at suspects instead. This is bad for decent-minded prosecutors and corrodes public trust in government.
Speaking in Iowa on Friday, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul (R) offered unexpected praise for outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder.
President Obama and Mexican president, Enrique Peña Nieto, talked yesterday about various issues involving the two countries, including Cuba, immigration, drug war violence and border security
Regardless what one thinks about marijuana use, whether for recreational purposes or for its many medicinal applications, the time has come to seriously consider putting an end to its criminalization nationwide.
Law enforcement officials have been staunch opponents of legalizing the weed for personal or medicinal use because as contraband, it is a major source of funding for law enforcement.
The alarming trend of criminalizing youth will only lead to increased criminal behavior, but the prison industry is eager for the business