Former Jets Player is Suing Jeff Sessions
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Former Jets Player is Suing Jeff Sessions
Posted by CN Staff on July 25, 2017 at 11:30:27 PT
By Matt Bonesteel
Source: Washington Post
Washington, D.C. -- Former NFL player Marvin Washington is one of five plaintiffs who are suing Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration in federal court to legalize marijuana, the New York Post reported Monday night.Washington, a defensive lineman known mostly for his time with the New York Jets over his 11-year NFL career, is the co-founder of a company that sells hemp-based sports performance products that do not contain THC, the component of cannabis that causes a high in marijuana users. In the lawsuit, he claims that the federal government’s classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug — in other words, a substance that has a high potential for abuse and one that has no accepted medical use — prevents him from receiving federal grants to open a business that “would allow pro football players to use medical marijuana for pain management in lieu of more addictive opioids,” the Post reports.
NFL players “are fed opiates and pharmaceuticals throughout the week, from training camp until the end of season. That can be June to January. It’s not normal,” Washington told the New York Daily News in June. “I think the Players Association should demand that [players] have an alternative to opiates. This is scientific-based. This is not hocus pocus. That’s where I want to see this in the very near future, players that have an alternative to opiates.”As delineated by the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (CSA), substances such as marijuana, heroin and LSD are considered Schedule I drugs but drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamine are considered less dangerous Schedule II drugs because, while also addictive and subject to abuse, they have accepted medical uses in the eyes of the federal government.“The record makes clear that the CSA doesn’t make any rational sense and the federal government knows it,” attorney Michael Hiller, who represents Washington and the other plaintiffs in the lawsuit, told the New York Post.Joining Washington as plaintiffs in the lawsuit are Alexis Bortell, an 11-year-old girl who needs medical marijuana to treat her epilepsy, and Jose Belen, a disabled military veteran who uses marijuana to treat his post traumatic stress syndrome.Source: Washington Post (DC)Author:  Matt BonesteelPublished: July 25, 2017Copyright: 2017 Washington Post CompanyContact: letters Website: URL:  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #8 posted by rchandar on July 26, 2017 at 14:57:27 PT:
The Denver Post, back page. 
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Comment #7 posted by rchandar on July 26, 2017 at 09:43:36 PT:
The Cannabist
I think this is where the article was posted. If you get dragged by Jeff Sessions, have a 'session' and listen to Super Session. Better than D.A.R.E....
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Comment #6 posted by rchandar on July 26, 2017 at 08:33:58 PT:
There are as many reasons to keep recreational.How likely is it that there's more illegal business around dispensaries? None, he conceded that their cops can do that, and there's no way that trafficking can match the $100 million/a month sales at rec shops in CO. Then, sales to minors: I think there aren't many cases that require Feds.He got forfeiture and sentencing back. If I've got my hand on you,having power is better than killing you. Sessions will always meddle with pot. He could go further but he's already in trouble.Remember when Bush attorneys said that 70 percent of the world's pot comes from the Philippines, and drugs funded terrorism? It's the United States Government. Before you lie outright? It'll be contested and defeated.A guy from Ft. Lauderdale sent fentanyl to Colorado. But studies in CO show no conclusive link. Over five years, there's no evidence.The article is correct. Medical is here to stay.But Sessions deferred to Cole before. Therefore any lies in his evaluation will be ripped apart in the press because he's already gained power to punish lots more people. It won't be nearly as friendly, but dispensaries will not go away easily.But the comment about good people--seriously? How many people smoke and they're not good?I think Sessions should work harder with minorities and immigrants to understand where to draw distinctions between problems and solutions.--rchandar 
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Comment #5 posted by Soupherb on July 26, 2017 at 04:58:05 PT:
Yep. I have been saying the same thing for years and also goes the bogus "drug" testing to line the pockets of the filthy rich. We as a people have been over run with rules and regulations from a party that espouses that the G'ment stay out of their lives...nothing but a bunch of hypocrites.
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on July 26, 2017 at 04:25:25 PT
More info about this news.
Federal lawsuit against Sessions and DEA says marijuana’s Schedule I status unconstitutionalPlaintiffs claim the classification of cannabis as a Schedule I substance is so “irrational” that it violates the U.S. Constitution
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Comment #3 posted by HempWorld on July 25, 2017 at 18:44:13 PT
Go Marvin!
Well ah, I guess it takes an NFL player to go head on!Go get em boy! Tear them apart! Like the Jackals they are!
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Comment #2 posted by Soupherb on July 25, 2017 at 18:11:25 PT:
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Comment #1 posted by The GCW on July 25, 2017 at 16:37:29 PT
Thoughts about this:
You know, on one had I feel like there isn't much chance this is going to work.On the other, this is another in a long line of consistent jabs at the evil cannabis prohibitionist. -Those jabs take their toll.They expose the bad people. They expose how the bad people are F'ing with their American football passion.  They have been exposing how these bad people are messing with military vets!!!Now this.The American people don't want scum to get in-between them and cannabis.Bad, bad people. Show Me a person who'd be for caging a vet or a football player for using cannabis rather than opiates & I'LL SHOW YOU A BAD BAD PERSON.Cannabis prohibitionists are BAD PEOPLE!
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