It’s common knowledge that Big Tobacco wants cannabis out of their way. But, as discovered documents reveal, Jeff Sessions has been in their pocket as a “tool” for a long time.
Big tobacco forced to fess up
Big Tobacco lied about the addictive nature of tobacco and the clear health dangers for decades. In the 1998’s, however, after states banded together in one giant lawsuit, they finally admitted the truth.
In addition to the $245 billion dollar settlement, Big Tobacco released thousands of private documents and files exposing how deeply entrenched in regulation and legislation they actually reached.
And what did those documents have to show for Jeff Sessions? He is a paid puppet of propaganda. First elected to the Senate in 1997, his campaign received a sizeable donation from R.J. Reynolds, makers of Camel cigarettes. In fact, Big Tobacco gave so much to Sessions, his campaign had to issue a partial refund. It seems tobacco gave more than the legal maximum to a political candidate.
Since then, he has continued to back their interests in office. His first order of business consisted of a failed attempt to block the impending lawsuit against the tobacco industry.
According to Truth Tobacco Industry Documents, at a dinner with Bill Orzechowski, Chief Economist for the Tobacco Institute, he said that the lawsuit was “extortion,”
IF WE LET THEM GET BY WITH THIS EXTORTION OF THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY, THEN THEY’LL START SHAKING DOWN OTHER INDUSTRIES, ONE AFTER THE OTHER.