Sen. Sessions: Lady Gaga Shows How Addictive Marijuana Is

Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 07:25 PM

By Cynthia Fagen

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Alabama Republican Sen. Jeff Sessions quoted an unexpected source to support his position during a hearing Wednesday with Attorney General Eric Holder on the dangers of making marijuana legal.

Mediaite reports that Sessions trotted out comments by Lady Gaga about getting hooked on smoking marijuana, saying that if the flamboyant "Born Brave" pop singer says it's addictive, that's one more reason for the federal government to ban marijuana use.

"Well, Lady Gaga said she is addicted to it," Sessions said.

In November, Lady Gaga told a morning radio show that at one point she was smoking 15 to 20 joints a day as "a form of self-medication" that was "related to anxiety coping," People magazine reported.

Sessions called the hearing in light of President Barack Obama's recent interview with The New Yorker magazine on his take about marijuana.

It's "a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol," the president was quoted as saying.

Sessions said he was "heartbroken" over Obama's remarks.

"Did the president make, conduct, any scientific survey before he waltzed into The New Yorker and opined contrary to the position of attorney generals [sic] and presidents universally prior to that?” Sessions rhetorically asked Holder. "Did he study any of this data before he made that statement?”

Sessions added, "I just think it's a huge issue. I hope that you will talk with the president, you're close with him, and begin to push back, or pull back, on this position that I think is going to be adverse to the health of America."

Sessions also cited medical research that shows marijuana impairs the "neuro-cognitive performance" of minors' brains.

Holder insisted that one of the federal government's enforcement priorities will be "the prevention of marijuana [sales] to minors"

Related Stories:



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Tony Dungy Draws Flak for Saying Wouldn't Have Drafted Gay Player

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 23:00 PM

Former Super Bowl-winning coach and NBC football analyst Tony Dungy is under fire for saying he would not have drafted M . . .

New York Immigration Groups Closing after Fraud Accusations

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 22:18 PM

Two of the largest non-profit immigration service groups in the United States will shut down as part of a settlement of  . . .

Obama Reportedly Cancels 'Surprise' Appearance on Kimmel

Monday, 21 Jul 2014 21:41 PM

President Barack Obama has canceled his "surprise" appearance on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" this week, Fox News reports.
 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved