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Homeland secretary promises criminalization of marijuana

Homeland secretary promises criminalization of marijuana

Unlike Sessions, who is his focusing his efforts on law enforcement and increased criminal penalties to deal with the opioid crisis, Kelly advocates prioritizing treatment and rehabilitation to address USA demand for narcotics.

Was my dad a saint? Marijuana has been at the heart of the drug war since marijuana became prohibited. "I can't even begin to picture how we would deport 11 million people in a few years where we don't have a police state, where the police can't break down your door at will and take you away without a warrant", former President George W. Bush's secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, told The New York Times last year.

I once heard a state trooper here in OR say that he opposed marijuana legalization because he would "lose the ability to gain access to a suspects" vehicle and personal belongings.' The trooper explained that all he had to do was say that he smelled marijuana, and that's all he needed.

"Three things - methamphetamine, nearly all produced in Mexico; heroin, virtually all produced in Mexico; and cocaine that comes up from further south - those three drugs result in the death I think past year of 52,000 people", Gen. Kelly told host Todd. Nearly all produced in Mexico.

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He said marijuana is not a factor in the drug war.

On Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly promised to use marijuana as a justification for deporting illegal immigrants, calling it a "gateway drug". "And cocaine that comes up from further south". 643,121 to be exact. "It's, in a single year, we've lost almost as many Americans to drug overdoses as we lost in the entire WWI". Kelly also stated his belief that the war on drugs can only be won by addressing domestic demand, particularly for heroin, reports The Washington Post.

A month ago, Sessions delivered a speech in Richmond, Virginia which largely agreed with Kelly on how to fight the drug war, but disagreed strenuously that marijuana was a non-factor.

Between 2012 and 2013, marijuana possession was one of the top five most common offenses for which the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency asked local and state law enforcement departments to issue detainers, or holds against individuals, according to a Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) review. Mr. Kelly's comments are harmful, and someone should explain to him what a fool he looks like right now. Kelly isn't dismissing the scope or threat of drug trafficking; in fact, he offers it as one reason why the USA needs a physical barrier at the southern border. Just as it has been for decades.

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