Jeff Sessions Attorney General
In prepared remarks for a speech to law enforcement in Richmond today, he outlined his stance on marijuana use, which he has long opposed, saying that “dependency” on it is “only slightly less awful” than heroin.
realize this may be an unfashionable belief in a time of growing tolerance of drug use. But too many lives are at stake to worry about being fashionable. I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store. And I am astonished to hear people suggest that we can solve our heroin crisis by legalizing marijuana – so people can trade one life-wrecking dependency for another that’s only slightly less awful. Our nation needs to say clearly once again that using drugs will destroy your life.
Jeff also said he supports a renewed drug awareness campaign on the “terrible truth about drugs”, like the ones rolled out decades ago.
What’s The Attorney General Roll In Government Today
The Attorney General is the main legal advisor to the government, and in some jurisdictions they may also have executive responsibility for law enforcement, prosecutions or even responsibility for legal affairs generally. In practice, the extent to which the attorney-general personally provides legal advice to the government varies between jurisdictions, and even between individual office-holders within the same jurisdiction, often depending on the level and nature of the office-holder’s prior legal experience.
Having the title of Attorney General is to much responsibility for someone disconnected with the public. A renewed war on drugs would just end with more arrest. I just feel that Jeff Sessions Is outdated and need to be a greeter at Walmart.
The War On Drugs
The so called war on drugs started in the 60s with Nixon. Nixon believed that all drugs including marijuana would be bad for our country’s future. Even though In 1972, the commission unanimously recommended decriminalizing the possession and distribution of marijuana for personal use. Nixon ignored the report and rejected its recommendations. Nixon had other plans the war on drugs would eventually lead to America putting thousands of people in jail. In 1980 the number of people behind bars for drug related crimes was 50,000 by 1997 that number reached over 400,000. This helped to grow the private prison industry in America. They needed a new system of moving money. The federal government used the prison system to move money to private banks. Prisons are paid for each inmate housed at there facility. The war on drugs has always been a war war on the people. With the end goal of mass incarceration.
How was the public perception changed
The public perception was changed by news, media, TV, and ad campaigns geared toward scaring the public. These videos and ads actually worked the public perception of all drugs including weed was demonized.
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