Former Jet sues Jeff Sessions over marijuana laws

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At a time when the Attorney General wants to crack down rather than relax marijuana laws, a former Jets player is part of a lawsuit naming Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Agency.

According to Julia Marsh of the New York Post, former Jets defensive lineman Marvin Washington is one of five plaintiffs suing to decriminalize marijuana. Other of the plaintiffs include an 11-year-old epilepsy patient who needs medical marijuana treatment and a disabled military veteran using the drug to control his post traumatic stress syndrome.

Washington is suing because the law prevents him from receiving federal grants to open a medical marijuana business, in hopes of allowing football players to find a pain management path without opioids.

The suit challenges the constitutionality of the 1970 Controlled Substance Act, which lists marijuana as a Schedule I drug along with heroin and LSD, while meth and cocaine are more benignly listed as Schedule II drugs.

“The record makes clear that the CSA doesn’t make any rational sense and the federal government knows it,” attorney Michael Hiller said.

Washington played eight seasons with the Jets, won a Super Bowl ring with the Broncos in 1998 and spent two years with the 49ers.

14 responses to “Former Jet sues Jeff Sessions over marijuana laws

  1. We’re the geniuses that put these nut jobs in office. Reach around and give yourself a nice pat on the back. Guess who’s paying for all the prisons, and all the salaries and pensions? You got it! That’s another pat on the back. Next thing you know, Sessions and his followers will be complaining about high taxes. What? They already are? They’re not manipulating us though, right? We’re that smart on our own.

  2. Session’s “War on the 21st Century” will fail just as surely as all our other wishful-thinking wars.

  3. I’d bet Sessions was that kid who got lumped up daily growing up for reminding the teacher she forgot to give homework and ratting everyone out for whatever they may have done.

  4. Good. Sessions is a good ol’ boy stooge and he’s bought and paid for with cash from pharmaceutical and private prisons lobbyists.

  5. Expecting common sense to be the rationale behind legislation is often an exercise in futility. You need deep pockets and a willingness to finance many campaigns in order to increase your odds.

    btw….great picture choice PFT….though my guess is that most pictures will look exactly the same.

  6. Good ole CSA introduced by a Democrat and signed by Nixon always has been problematic. People do not realize that some of the drug tests can run up 5k for a single urine test, that is your health care dollar spent poorly.

  7. atthemurph says:
    Jul 25, 2017 8:20 AM
    The A.G. doesn’t write laws. He enforces laws.

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    You are delusional in thinking he doesn’t push an agenda from that position.

    Of course he does, hence why this is happening.

    Trump is about going backwards. He’s a tool.

  8. Idiot,,,look at what is happening in CO,,,lil kids od on hash treats, pot brownies, huge influx of homeless, who hang out stoned in the parks, usa today ran a story about huge increase in petty crime, and medical costs from people abusing… POT!!!!

  9. Attorney General Jeff Sessions: Marijuana is a direct threat to the health and stability of our society.

    – This message paid for by: Pfizer, GSK, Johnson & Johnson, Reynolds, Anhauser-Busch and Coors.

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