8 Anti-Marijuana Politicians To Watch Out For

Marijuana legalization might be making strides, but there’s still work to be done. Like voting out these anti-marijuana politicians.
8 Anti-Marijuana Politicians To Watch Out For

8. Jeff Sessions

8 Anti-Marijuana Politicians To Watch Out For

Our list of anti-marijuana politicians would not be complete without Attorney General, Jeff Sessions. He once most famously noted that the Ku Klux Klan “was okay until I found out they smoked pot.”

Like most politicians on our list, Sessions believes in the “gateway drug” theory.

Last April, Sessions urged the government to relay the message that “good people don’t smoke marijuana.”

In another hearing, he brought up the fact that Lady Gaga said that she was addicted to marijuana. This was in an attempt to back up his theory that pot cannot be safer than alcohol.

Most recently, Sessions rescinded the Obama-era Cole memo, which instructed federal prosecutors not to prioritize prosecuting businesses, such as dispensaries, in states that had legalized cannabis.

Executive Director of NORML, Erik Altieri, issued a statement saying that “by rescinding the Cole Memo, Jeff Sessions is acting on his warped desire to return America to the failed beliefs of the ‘Just Say No’ and Reefer Madness eras.”

Final Hit: 8 Anti-Marijuana Politicians To Watch Out For

Although our list only consists of eight politicians, there are still many more that could be added. If you believe in the cause, it’s smart to educate yourself on the views of your representatives.

These politicians may stand firmly on their beliefs, but voicing your own opinions may go a long way. Get in contact with these representatives offices and challenge their views and beliefs. They may begin to listen as more voices join the conversation.

Despite the abundance of anti-weed politicians, there is still a long list of those who support it. Politicians who support the cause can be great allies. It is smart to also familiarize yourself with your representatives that are pro-pot and legalization.

These politicians will be the ones to create a positive change when it comes to marijuana reform.

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