Shaheen—Lead Democrat of Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee—Issues Statement on AG Sessions Reversal of Marijuana PolicyJanuary 04, 2018
SHAHEEN: “I will work to ensure that resources are devoted to opioid response efforts, rather than this foolish policy.”
SHAHEEN: Devoting resources to marijuana prosecution is a “Slap in the face of families that have been devastated by the opioid epidemic.”
(Washington, DC) — U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the lead Democrat on the Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that he will rescind policies that prevent interference with legal marijuana production.
“While the Trump Administration pays lip service to a national opioid crisis that is killing tens of thousands of Americans, instead it has announced its intention to waste taxpayer dollars to pursue legal, non-lethal drug use and legally operating small businesses,” said Shaheen. “Attorney General Sessions’s announcement is a slap in the face of families that have been devastated by the opioid crisis. As the leading Democrat on the appropriations subcommittee that funds the Justice Department, I will work to ensure that resources are devoted to opioid response efforts, rather than this foolish policy. It’s time for the Trump Administration to follow through on its promises to address the opioid crisis.”
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