Congressmen Want to Know Why Jeff Sessions Is Standing in the Way of Marijuana Research
Congressional forces, at least the dedicated few with enough cojones to swing violent haymakers in the name of marijuana reform on Capitol Hill, are working to get U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to justify his personal decision to squash an expansion effort designed to improve the state of cannabis research in the United States.
Earlier this week, federal lawmakers fired off a letter to Alabama’s own pot-hating boner boy, asking him to provide them with some explanation as to why the Justice Department has stalled a program that would allow more growers, other than the University of Mississippi, to produce research marijuana.
The letter was sent in response to a recent article in the Washington Post, which suggested that the DEA is unable to license any additional growers because the Justice Department has simply refused to give the necessary approval. A law enforcement official close to the situation told the news source “they’re sitting on it… they just will not act on these things.”
Now, the congressmen are demanding answers.
Northern California Deputies Kill Illegal Pot Grower
DURHAM, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities have shot and killed an illegal marijuana grower they say confronted sheriff’s deputies with a gun.
The Butte County Sheriff’s Office says 56-year-old Mark Jensen died Tuesday night in the community of Durham.
Authorities say code enforcement officers approached Jensen at his home on Monday and told him he was violating the county’s marijuana cultivation law. The enraged grower began making threatening calls to police and code-enforcement officers, who got a warrant to arrest him.
Hearing that he had guns, a SWAT team and crisis negotiators went to his home, where at some point Jensen threatened to shoot a motorist then holed up inside.
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