16,000 People And Counting Want DEA Chief Fired For Calling Medical Marijuana A ‘Joke’

"What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it's not,"

More than 16,000 people have signed a petition demanding that the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) be fired for calling medical marijuana a “joke” last week.

“What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it’s not,” DEA Administrator Chuck Rosenberg said during a press briefing on November 4. “We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don’t call it medicine — that is a joke.”

Rosenberg hastened to add that “extracts or constituents or component parts” may hold promise as medicinal substances, but that smoking “the leaf” of the marijuana plant has never been shown to be safe or effective. (The DEA chief apparently confused marijuana leaves, which contain only trace amounts of the psychoactive compound THC, with buds, which are far more potent and commonly smoked.)

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    • says

      I vote to send him packing, too.
      The two flanking his sides, look obnoxious to me. Their only saving grace, in my book, would be if they were chuckling at their Chief, who is making a buffoon outta himself. What an idiot!!! There’s no excuse.

  1. Tyler says

    The DEA is and has always been the biggest drug dealer for hire, and that’s not a joke. The earlier version of the Dea was shut down because it’s was so corrupted, I think it was called the FBN. Read the book smoke signals. In California they are know for raiding mmj growers or dispensaries and often all the money disapears but you never hear about.

    • Tyler says

      The DEA is and has always been the biggest drug dealer for hire, and that’s not a joke. The earlier version of the Dea was shut down because it’s was so corrupted, I think it was called the FBN. Read the book smoke signals. In California they are know for raiding mmj growers or dispensaries and often all the money disapears but you never hear about. Let’s get the names of everyone next to him so we can petition to have them fired as well.

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