Trump pulls Wizard of Oz press stunt and Twitter loses it

Tell Congress: Stop Jeff Sessions' drug war escalation! Don't recriminalize marijuana!

Today’s Action: Stop Jeff Sessions’ Cynical Escalation of the Drug War

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Trump pulls a bizarre “Wizard of Oz”-style stunt in today’s press briefing and Twitter is losing it
Social media is having a field day mocking the oddball shenanigans.

Jeff Sessions’ Thursday attack on legal marijuana goes up in smoke
The Trump team announces a crackdown on legal marijuana – but quickly runs into a major problem.

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Today’s Action: Stop Jeff Sessions’ Cynical Escalation of the Drug War

In 2016, more than 60,000 Americans died of opiate overdose — more than the entirety of the Vietnam War.

The Justice Department has responded to the crisis in the typical fashion of Attorney General Jeff Sessions: ignoring the real problem to victimize ordinary Americans based on nothing but his own deranged, bigotry.

Yesterday, Sessions announced that he would eliminate Obama-era rules allowing states to enforce their own marijuana laws, because “good people don’t smoke marijuana.”

Contact your Senators today and tell them to put a stop to this nonsense. Urge them to cosponsor Senator Cory Booker’s bill to decriminalize cannabis and to speak out against Sessions’ backward priorities.

The facts speak for themselves. Zero have died from using marijuana while countless lives have been ruined from unnecessary incarceration and billions of dollars wasted on America’s inane war on drugs. Additionally, millions of Americans with medical problems can and do benefit from cannabis’ medicinal properties.

Marijuana decriminalization requires a measured approach that prioritizes healthy communities and protects children, and states from California to Colorado to Vermont are focused on just that. Sessions’ reckless approach, by contrast, would sweep the issue under the rug as if pretending “good people don’t smoke marijuana” makes everything better. In reality, it will make things much worse and focuses resources away from real crises, like opiates.

This is a win for the already bloated and destructive prison industrial complex and a loss for everyone else.

It’s no coincidence that the Justice Department announced this move on the same day it said it would launch ANOTHER feckless investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. This is a distraction from the crimes of the Trump Administration and from the real problems facing our country, and it’s up to us to ensure Sessions doesn’t get away with it.

Call or email your Senators at 202.224.3121 today and tell them to support marijuana decriminalization and speak out against Sessions’ cynical ploy.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition the Senate to decriminalize marijuana, and join the Americans demanding Congress stop Trump from firing Special Prosecutor Mueller!