Marijuana

Trump Adviser Urges Him to Keep Sessions From Harassing State-Legal Pot Suppliers

Roger Stone says the president should reject his attorney general's "outmoded thinking on marijuana."

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Roger Stone, the longtime Republican operative and adviser to Donald Trump, is publicly urging the president to reject Attorney General Jeff Sessions' "outmoded thinking on marijuana" and keep him from harassing state-licensed cannabusinesses. In a recent blog post, Stone, a self-described libertarian, reminds Trump that as a presidential candidate he repeatedly said marijuana legalization should be left to the states.

"Tens of millions of Liberty minded Americans believed him when he said this and took his message to heart, fully expecting him to end the ineffectual and wasteful War on Weed," Stone writes. "I urge President Trump to honor his word and keep his promise, irrespective of what his Cabinet members may say. There are so many other ways that law enforcement can be put to good use rather than to persecute harmless farmers and shopkeepers who are abiding by State law."

Stone says Sessions' anti-pot prejudices should not dictate federal policy. "As a product of the Religious South, it is natural that AG Sessions would take the dimmest view of marijuana," he writes. "Jeff Sessions states his position plainly: 'Good people don't smoke marijuana.' This plainly false statement, made in all earnestness, clearly demonstrates how far from the mainstream Sessions is on this topic. Very few Americans would agree with him on this, as evidenced in the wave of legalization that washed over the United States over the past five years."

In addition to "states rights," Stone marshals support from the Bible, wherein God gives humans "every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it…for food," and Thomas Jefferson, who remarked that "was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now." Stone argues that "marijuana prohibition laws…were formulated as a tool to bludgeon both the poor and minorities" and notes that legalization enjoys broad popular support, especially in states where voters have approved it through ballot initiatives.

"This was clearly the Will of the People," Stone says. "It is not Jeff Sessions' place to prosecute his version of morality and President Trump should not allow him to do so."

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  1. Stone argues that “marijuana prohibition laws…were formulated as a tool to bludgeon both the poor and minorities”

    So the GOP is finally admitting that Sessions is a racist?

    1. Someone should dose Sessions. Classic brownie switcheroo. Maybe he’d be less of a raging prick.

  2. Roger Stone’s not such the joke now, is he?

    1. Only if Stones is a verb.

  3. More like Roger Stoned, am I right?

  4. No wonder the CIA tried to get him with the old polonium-tipped umbrella.

  5. I was told by former Obama speech writer Jon Favreau that the AG’s office is totally independent and can’t be told what to prosecute by the president, and that’s why Obama couldn’t stop raids on legal marijuana operations.

    1. The President has the power to remove a Cabinet member.

      1. Does the President have the power to replace your sarcasm meter?

      2. Are you sure?

  6. Stone, a self-described libertarian

    When everyone is a libertarian, no one is.

  7. Well, shit. I don’t know what to think now – if Roger Stone’s for it, it’s doubtlessly something sick, twisted, evil, perverted, illegal and immoral. Possibly fattening and bad for the environment, too.

    1. Thanks for perfectly outlining the dangers of ad-hominem attacks!

  8. “When you return to this mundane sphere from your visionary world, you would seem to leave a Neapolitan spring for a Lapland winter – to quit paradise for earth – heaven for hell! Taste the hashish, guest of mine – taste the hashish!” – Alexander Dumas

  9. Don’t make me agree with the Babadook.

    1. Due to the graphic nature of the film’s dialogue, and the often intense exchanges that boil over between Amelia and Samuel, the young actor had to be protected for much of the shoot. “It’s complicated, but we knew what the situation was going to be,” says Davis. “Before we were even looking at rehearsal, Jen explained to me how we were having a stand-in for certain scenes with Noah.

  10. Jeff Sessions should not be our Attorney General because he is evil incarnate. He is a demon. Just say no to the antichrists.

  11. I believe Sessions would have preferred to ignore marijuana altogether. The only time anyone from the Administration has commented on the issue is when they were asked by reporters. Even then they hemmed and hawed and never gave a straight answer. Note also that Sessions was largely positive in his comments on the Cole memorandum. I think the fears of a crackdown have been overblown.

  12. I believe Sessions would have preferred to ignore marijuana altogether. The only time anyone from the Administration has commented on the issue is when they were asked by reporters. Even then they hemmed and hawed and never gave a straight answer. Note also that Sessions was largely positive in his comments on the Cole memorandum. I think the fears of a crackdown have been overblown.

  13. First time at bat and I do a double post. Oy.

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