Prohibition lobbyists are getting louder, despite increasing nationwide acceptance of cannabis. Often their remarks are frivolous, but some are downright offensive, which is what many are calling Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) comparison between slavery and cannabis.

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Sessions made the comment during a House Oversight Subcommittee on Civil Rights and Civil Liberties hearing on November 15 wherein civil liberties were being discussed, including pardoning people charged with cannabis possession and the difference between a pardon and an expungement. 

“The product [cannabis] is being marketed. The product is being sold. The product has been advocated by people who were …

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