Wanted: A DEA top cop who doesn’t blow our money on pot | NJ.Com Editorial

No, the real reason we're glad to see this longtime DEA administration official go is her antiquated and unreasonable views on marijuana. We don't need our nation's top drug enforcement officer to be wasting any more taxpayer dollars on totally pointless pot prosecutions.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Good riddance to Michele Leonhart, chief of the federal Drug Enforcement Administration, on her very timely retirement. Not because of the prostitute parties paid for by local drug cartels, though that was handled badly — the DEA agents who admitted to participating were suspended for only a few days, not fired. Leonhart says she isn’t Read the full article…

DEA Chief Michele Leonhart Expected To Resign

Leonhart, who was confirmed to her position in December 2010 but has served in an acting capacity since November 2007, has presided over an agency that has been plagued by scandal in recent years

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Michele Leonhart, the administrator of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), is expected to resign soon, a senior administration official tells CBS News Senior White House Correspondent Bill Plante. Leonhart, who was confirmed to her position in December 2010 but has served in an acting capacity since November 2007, has presided over an agency Read the full article…

DEA Seizes Kentucky’s Hemp Seeds Despite Congressional Legalization

The DEA has offered a wide variety of explanations to Kentucky officials perplexed at the seizure. "They're interpreting the law a hundred different ways," Kentucky Agriculture Commissioner James Comer (R) told HuffPost. "The only way they're not interpreting it is the way it actually reads."

KENTUCKY: The Drug Enforcement Administration has seized a batch of seeds that were intended to be part of the launch of Kentucky’s legal hemp industry following congressional legalization of the crop for research purposes. The DEA has offered a wide variety of explanations to Kentucky officials perplexed at the seizure. “They’re interpreting the law a Read the full article…

DEA Chief: Marijuana Legalization Just ‘Makes Us Fight Harder’

Leonhart, who reportedly criticized President Barack Obama for comparing marijuana to alcohol during a closed-door meeting with a law enforcement organization, suggested during testimony Wednesday before a House Appropriations subcommittee that voters in Washington state and Colorado were duped into legalizing marijuana.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Far from being discouraged by the shifts in public opinion, state laws and even within the Obama administration on the legalization of marijuana, federal drug agents are now driven to “fight harder,” Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart said Wednesday. Leonhart, who reportedly criticized President Barack Obama for comparing marijuana to alcohol during a Read the full article…