CBD Loving Seniors Say Jeff Sessions is ‘Behind the Times’
Since the beginning of the year there has been some uncertainty throughout the nation as to what is going to happen between the state and federal governments when it comes to medical marijuana. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who was appointed as a part of the Trump Administration and has been a very vocal cannabis prohibitionist since before being confirmed as Attorney General, finally made his first move towards attempting to reverse the progress made by individual states with the rescinding of the Cole Memo back in January.
Needless to say, not many people were happy with this move – with activists, advocates, industry workers and entrepreneurs, and even congressman calling him out on his biggest mistake so far. By rescinding the memo Sessions gave U.S. attorney’s the right to prosecute marijuana related cases as they see fit – regardless of the defendant’s compliance with state law.
“Until I understood about CBD, I thought people who got medical marijuana cards did it so they could get high and get it cheaper,” Judy Fisher, 70, said. “I was uninformed.”
Now, some of the oldest generation, are calling him out for being just as uninformed as they once were. These seniors are from Oregon, where cannabis has been legal for medicinal purposes since 1998, and recreational cannabis has been legal since 2014. These old folks know that what they were once told to believe isn’t true – and many of them know from first hand experiences using it as an alternative medicine.
“We also have Providence hospital right down the street from us,” Chris York, general manager at Silver Stem Fine Cannabis in Oregon, said. “I can’t tell you how many people are coming in and they are incredibly nervous, they have never smoked pot or had any cannabis related products, but they’re kind of at the end of their rope with prescription medications.”
When your own generation and those older than you are turning around to stare at you like you’re the last one to catch on, you know there’s a problem. Will Sessions realize that he’s one of the few people in older age groups who still believes the Reefer Madness of the past? Or will we continue to see resistance from his office when it comes to legalization?