Ex-NFL star Marvin Washington files marijuana lawsuit against Jeff Sessions

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Ex-NFL star Marvin Washington files marijuana lawsuit against Jeff Sessions

The Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, is expected to recommend tougher sentences for those caught growing, selling and smoking the plant in its report, due to be released by July 27. Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Drug Enforcement Agency acting administrator Charles Rosenberg were specifically named as defendants in the lawsuit.

The lawsuit challenges the classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug because it does not fit the requirements for it, which are high potential for abuse, no medical use in treatment and no ability to be used or tested safely under medical supervision.

Chettiar said, "We're anxious there's going to be something in the recommendations that is either saying that that's true or recommending action be taken based on that being true".

Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, whose office has been prosecuting marijuana drug traffickers, said she would like Sessions to witness that state's flourishing recreational pot industry before imposing a crackdown. That's not the drug with which we see so much death and destruction on the streets of America. The opioids include both heroin and prescription drugs.

National Football League players have been arguing to use marijuana to manage their pain in recent years. A bipartisan group of senators has been advancing legislation that allows medical marijuana use, and legislation was introduced last month by Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Al Franken (D-MN), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Rand Paul (R-KY) "to allow states to set their own medical marijuana policies". Already throughout the year, Sessions has implied that he intends to crackdown on marijuana growers, sellers and users although no action has been made toward this direction until recently. The former New York Jets sixth-round pick played for three teams during this span and saw his career come to an end with the San Francisco 49ers in 1999.

Meanwhile Sessions has repeatedly voiced his opposition to legalization, saying "good people don't smoke marijuana" during a Senate hearing in April 2016. "And then I really believe we should leave it up to the states". In an already fragmented Republican Party, Chettiar wonders whether differences over criminal justice reform will help trigger a showdown. Then again on Monday, Trump referred to Sessions as "beleaguered" and wondered why he wasn't investigating purported ties between Hillary Clinton and Russian Federation.

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