Jeff Sessions personally asked Congress to let him prosecute medical marijuana providers

The Rohrabacher-Farr amendment has significant bipartisan support in Congress
The Washington Post (US)
Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders to undo federal medical marijuana protections that have been in place since 2014, according to a May letter that became public. The protections, known as the Rohrabacher-Farr amendment, prohibit the Justice Department from using federal funds to prevent certain states "from implementing their own State laws that authorize the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana." In his letter, first obtained by Tom Angell of, Sessions argued that the amendment would "inhibit [the Justice Department's] authority to enforce the Controlled Substances Act." (See also: Science calls out Jeff Sessions on medical marijuana and the "historic drug epidemic")