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New Attorney General’s Stance on Drugs

By: Bethany Winkel April 29, 2015 no comments

New Attorney General’s Stance on Drugs

file0002131223244A new Attorney General was sworn in this week, and many are wondering about her stance on the war on drugs, sentencing for nonviolent drug criminals, and marijuana legalization.

It appears Loretta Lynch will not be making any changes to the federal marijuana laws, according to a January 2015 article in Huffington Post, where she spoke of President Obama’s lenient view on marijuana. “I certainly don’t hold that view and don’t agree with that view of marijuana as a substance,” Lynch said. “I think the president was speaking from his personal experience and personal opinion, neither of which I’m able to share. But I can tell you that not only do I not support legalization of marijuana, it is not the position of the Department of Justice currently to support legalization, nor would it be the position if I were confirmed as attorney general.”

Attorney General Lynch is expected to work with politicians to ease sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders, but analysts believe she might turn her focus to other issues before that happens. Read more about Loretta Lynch and her other plans as Attorney General here.

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