“Previous nationwide guidance specific to marijuana enforcement is unnecessary and is rescinded, effective immediately.” – Jeff Sessions, 9 News, 6 January 2018.
“Today’s memo on federal marijuana enforcement simply directs all U.S. Attorneys to use previously established prosecutorial principles that provide them all the necessary tools to disrupt criminal organizations, tackle the growing drug crisis, and thwart violent crime across our country.” – Jeff Sessions, Bakersfieldnow, 6 January 2018.
“I reject the idea that America will be a better place if marijuana is sold in every corner store… Our nation needs to say clearly once again that using drugs will destroy your life.” – Jeff Sessions, Yahoo News, 5 January 2018.
“It is the mission of the Department of Justice to enforce the laws of the United States, and the previous issuance of guidance undermines the rule of law and the ability of our local, state, tribal, and federal law enforcement partners to carry out this mission.” – Jeff Sessions, McClatchyDC, 4 January 2018.
“With synthetic drugs flooding our streets, drugs are now more powerful, more addictive and more dangerous than ever, … Fentanyl is the number one killer drug in America. And as deadly as it is, you can go online and order it through the mail.” – Jeff Sessions, The Guardian, 27 December 2017.
“Last month, I ended the longstanding abuse of issuing rules by simply publishing a letter or posting a web page, … Congress has provided for a regulatory process in statute, and we are going to follow it. This is good government and prevents confusing the public with improper and wrong advice.” – Jeff Sessions, Times Daily, 26 December 2017.
“While I am hopeful that there were no barriers constructed by the last administration to allowing DEA agents to fully bring all appropriate cases under Project Cassandra, this is a significant issue for the protection of Americans, … We will review these matters and give full support to investigations of violent drug trafficking organizations.” – Jeff Sessions, Israel National News, 24 December 2017.
“Our citizens are being victimized by illegal aliens who commit crimes. The simple fact is that any offense committed by a criminal alien is ultimately preventable. One victim is too many.” – Jeff Sessions, The Poch Times, 21 December 2017.