Jeff Sesh: Rolling Papers With Picture Of Sessions Smoking A Joint Sold By Pot Legalization Group

A pro-weed legalization group is selling rolling papers called General Jeff’s “Old Rebel” Session Papers with the attorney general’s face on it.

On their website, the pot advocacy group #JeffSesh sells two types of papers for $5 each. Jeff Sessions’s face is displayed on the front of the boxes with a joint drawn into his mouth.

According to text on the page, the group claims #JeffSesh is a campaign to tell Sessions: “We’re not criminals, junkies or idiots. Regular Jeffs all over the country—good, responsible, patriotic Americans—have a sesh now and then… and it’s OK!”

RTX4Z6G0 Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks to the National Association of Attorneys General 2018 Winter Meeting in Washington, U.S., February 27, 2018. A group advocating for marijuana legalization are selling pot rolling papers with Jeff Session's face on it. Reuters

It added: “A priority declared by the previous administration encouraged federal investigators to respect states’ legal cannabis rights and prioritize other concerns, like national security. Jeff Sessions rolled that back. #JeffSesh tells him we’re not going back.”

In an email to Newsweek, a representative from #JeffSesh claimed the idea to use Sessions's face started as a joke between friends before they realized "it could be bigger than that".

"Our intent in actually making these papers is to poke a little good-natured fun at our Attorney General, who doesn’t seem to have changed his mind or read any news about cannabis since the Nixon-era," the representative said. "His ideas about marijuana have the potential to harm millions of Americans who use this plant safely and legally in 2018."

The group posted their first tweet on February 7. Their bio reads: “Paraphernalia inspired by US Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the #1 foe of legal, safe marijuana—now practiced in 30 states and counting. #JeffSeshresponsibly.”

Sessions #JeffSesh claim their organization started as a joke but that they are now close to selling out. Screenshot

In early January, Sessions, who has long waged a war against pot legalization, reversed an Obama-era policy called the Cole Memo that allowed states to regulate their own legal marijuana.

“It is the mission of the Department of Justice to enforce the laws of the United States, and the previous issuance of guidance undermines the rule of law,” Sessions said in a statement.

Following the release of the memo by the Justice Department on January 4, both Republicans and Democrats criticized the attorney general for abolishing the policy which gave states flexibility in recreational marijuana policing.

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