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A nightmarish scene unfolded at New Haven Green this week, a park located near Yale University. Throughout the course of the day on Thursday, emergency officials responded to dozens of cases of drug overdoses. A synthetic form of marijuana is believed to be the cause. The actual number of people afflicted has varied among sources.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who absolutely loves the war on drugs, has decided to eliminate President Barack Obama's marijuana policy that led to numerous states legalizing the plant. The Associated Press reported that Sessions will allow "federal prosecutors where pot is legal decide how aggressively to enforce federal marijuana laws."

When Californian's went to the polls this November to approve the legalization of marijuana for personal use, little did they realize it would morph into a battle between unions and business. The state is now slated to begin distributing licenses to marijuana businesses on Jan 1, 2018. Therefore, the Golden State's legislature is attempting to iron out discrepancies between the already existing medical marijuana rules and the approved ballot measure. The crux of the disagreement between the Teamsters union and business groups is deciding who is in charge of pot distribution.