Sen. Cory Booker Is Tired Of Marijuana Stereotypes


Sen. Cory Booker Is Tired Of Marijuana Stereotypes

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions faced questions at a hearing last week about the Justice Department blocking marijuana research.

Now, in written follow-up queries about his appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, a key lawmaker is pressing Sessions on broader cannabis policy issues.

“Heroin overdoses killed 15,400 people in 2016 and opioid overdoses killed more than 33,000 people in 2015. Meanwhile, not a single death from overdosing on marijuana has ever been reported,” U.S. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), wrote to the attorney general on Wednesday.

“Do you stand by your recently stated view that ‘marijuana [is] only slightly less awful then heroin? …

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