This my friends is about protecting bureaucratic turf and the flow of taxpayer dollars to his agency. He’s not going to come out and say, “Oh yeah legalizing marijuana is not the end of the world.” Why? Because pot is the DEA’s cash cow.
Of course cannabis has medical uses. In some cases it can be a profoundly useful therapy. For some, CBD oil, a non-psychoactive ingredient in pot, has curtailed horrible seizure disorders. There are (many) lives which are better because of this plant.
I’d like to see Mr. Rosenberg tell this little girl or her family that marijuana has no medical use.
Mr. Rosenberg is doing his job (as he sees it) protecting agency revenue and power. But he has a greater responsibility to the American people. A people who increasingly are for the end to the prohibition of cannabis.
The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) made headlines last month by admitting that marijuana is less harmful than heroin, but in a new interview he says that cannabis should not be reclassified under federal law even though “it certainly is not as dangerous as other Schedule I controlled substances.”
Chuck Rosenberg, acting DEA administrator, told Fox News that he doesn’t “frankly see a reason to remove” marijuana from Schedule I, a category that’s supposed to be reserved for drugs that have a high potential for abuse and no legitimate medical value.