On Hugh Hewitt’s show Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions doubled down on his anti-marijuana stance and suggested his department might go after pot businesses with laws designed to take down the mafia. “I think it’s a more dangerous drug than a lot of people realize. I don’t think we’re going to be a better community if marijuana is sold in every corner grocery store,” the attorney general told Hewitt. Hewitt then asked the attorney general if his office would make an example of a single pot retailer in order to send a message. “I mean, if you want to send that message, you can send it. Do you think you’re going to send it?” Hewitt asked. In response, Sessions noted that it would take more than making an example of one business to dismantle the legal pot industry.
“Look, at the end of the day, I think the majority of Americans are in agreement over what needs to be the endgame here, the end result of this entire problem,” Sessions argued. “I don’t need to tell you that we have a great majority of traditional Christian families throughout the country today who oppose this sort of la-di-da approach to personal freedoms. The fact that the vast majority of that vast majority of traditionally-inclined voters happen to be Republicans is something that’s very important in my mind, because it goes to show just what might have happened had the situation been reversed when former President Barack Obama made the call to legalize pot. If we had accepted such practice on a federal level, you’d probably be looking at a country in ruins by now.”
Asked to elaborate, the attorney general said that the main reason why he plans to go after pot, legal or otherwise, is “because it had enough power and enough momentum to mess with the minds of people and cause them to go out and vote for Democrats like Hillary Clinton.” “And I don’t think that would have brought anything good to this country, just as I don’t think that the presence of pot will bring anything good to any of us, and that includes our children, who, let me remind you, are meant to inherit this land when we’re gone,” Sessions opined. “If we today are able to have such a powerful tool that’s considered so harmless, but has the capability to influence people and change their morals and their minds and make them do something completely wrong, then that’s the kind of substance we need to get rid of by any means necessary.”
“The people of America need to realize that pot is bad, regardless of the fact that it has some purported medicinal properties or whatever the current conspiracies are claiming these days. I’ve been around for a long time and I’m well aware of what the word on the street is. At the end of the day, its official classification is a dead give-away: it’s classified as a psychoactive substance. Psycho. Active. It’s meant to make you want to change your mind and go against everything you’ve ever believed. Ultimately, that was Barack Obama’s plan in the first place when he allowed Colorado to make pot legal. He knew people would reach for it in great numbers and he saw that as a way of securing the victory for his successor. Luckily, traditional, Christian, Republican and non-addict Americans outnumbered the junkies and made sure that plan didn’t come to fruition. But now we’re tasked with changing the playground completely,” Sessions concluded.