Jeff Sessions

Jeff Sessions Directs Federal Prosecutors to Pursue Tougher Penalties for Drug Crimes

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced he is directing federal prosecutors to pursue the most severe penalties possible for drug crimes. Civil rights groups and Republican legislators oppose the sentencing changes, The Washington Post reports. Sessions sent a memo to prosecutors that overturned former Attorney General Eric Holder’s instructions to…

Marijuana Industry Concerned About Trump’s Pick for Attorney General

The multibillion-dollar marijuana industry is concerned about Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General, Senator Jeff Sessions, according to NPR. Sessions has made comments indicating he is not in favor of marijuana legalization. As Attorney General, Sessions would oversee the Drug Enforcement Administration and federal prosecutors. In April, Sessions noted in…