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Jeff Sessions Wants to Fight Opioid Addiction By Criminalizing One of Its Most Effective Treatments

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced that the Justice Department will focus on “health care fraud and opioid scams" by implementing a pilot program that sends federal prosecutors across cities most affected by addiction and overdoses. Sessions made the announcement in a speech Wednesday in Ohio, where eight people die each day from unintentional overdoses, according to ABC. Meanwhile, he remains a vocal opponent of one of its most proven treatments: medical marijuana.

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