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TODAY: Marijuana Advocates Tell Senators #JustSayNoToSessions

Monday, 09 January 2017

Washington, DC: Today, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) and its supporters will participate in a "Day of Action" to mobilize opposition to the appointment of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions as US Attorney General.

"Senator Sessions' views are out of step with mainstream America and they are in conflict with laws throughout a majority of states," stated NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri, "We must demand that Senators on the Judiciary Committee ask this nominee whether he intends to respect the will of the voters in these states and whether he truly believes that no 'good people' have ever smoked pot. If he truly believes such outdated Reefer Madness rhetoric, then he should not be the next Attorney General."

Participants from over the country will be flooding their Senators phone lines to demand that if Senator Sessions refuses to agree to respect state marijuana laws, members of the Senate should refuse to confirm him as Attorney General. The effort will be promoted online with the hashtag #JustSayNoToSessions.

If confirmed by the US Senate, Sen. Sessions will possess the power to roll back decades of hard-fought gains. He will have the authority to challenge the medical marijuana programs that now operate in 29 states and the adult use legalization laws that have been approved in eight states.

For more information, please contact Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director at (202) 483-5500.