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EXCLUSIVE: Conservative Groups Slam ‘Misguided’ Bill Allowing Sessions To Criminalize More Drugs

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Anders Hagstrom Justice Reporter
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Four conservative groups are calling for the dismissal of a Republican-led law expanding Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ power to set criminal drug penalties, according to a letter that The Daily Caller News Foundation obtained Tuesday.

The bill, HR 2851, seeks to “stop the importation and trafficking of synthetic” drugs, dangerous alternatives to cocaine, LSD and other street drugs. Advocates of the bill argue that stricter sentencing is the most effective means of reducing drug use, but the conservative groups that signed Tuesday’s letter call for expanding treatment programs and focusing on the international drug trade.

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