Ac­tivists de­lib­er­ately toke up in visit to Ses­sions’ of­fice

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — An­drew Blake

Mar­i­juana le­gal­iza­tion ac­tivists suc­cess­fully brought weed last week into the Capi­tol Hill of­fice of Sen. Jeff Ses­sions, Alabama Repub­li­can, in a bid to have the na­tion’s next at­tor­ney gen­eral aban­don his anti-pot stance.

At least two of the more than 20 ac­tivists who made their way into Mr. Ses­sion’s Rus­sell Build­ing of­fice Thurs­day af­ter­noon man­aged to sneak the con­tra­band past a U.S. Capi­tol Po­lice se­cu­rity check­point, ac­cord­ing to U.S. News & World Re­port.

Once in­side the se­na­tor’s of­fice, one ac­tivist bla­tantly rolled a joint while oth­ers en­gaged in a con­ver­sa­tion with Mr. Ses­sions’ com­mu­ni­ca­tions di­rec­tor, Chris Jack­son, re­gard­ing the med­i­cal use of mar­i­juana and their con­cerns over the fed­eral drug war.

Mr. Jack­son was of­fered weed but de­clined, the re­port said.

While mar­i­juana has been mostly de­crim­i­nal­ized in the na­tion’s cap­i­tal since 2015, the ac­tivists who smug­gled pot into Mr. Ses­sions’ of­fice risked ar­rest on ac­count of hav­ing brought the sub­stance into a fed­eral build­ing.

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