New DEA Head: Marijuana “Probably Not” As Dangerous As Heroin

“If you want me to say that marijuana’s not dangerous, I’m not going to say that because I think it is. Do I think it’s as dangerous as heroin? Probably not. I’m not an expert.”

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: The new leader of the Drug Enforcement Administration said Tuesday heroin probably is more dangerous than marijuana, diverging in tone from his embattled predecessor. Acting Administrator Chuck Rosenberg, a former prosecutor whose stance on drug reform is somewhat of a mystery, also said his agents are not prioritizing marijuana enforcement — though he’s not Read the full article…

How New Blood In Washington, DC Could Impact The Marijuana Industry

Comings and goings by two top federal officials this week could have big repercussions for the burgeoning marijuana industry.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Comings and goings by two top federal officials this week could have big repercussions for the burgeoning marijuana industry. On Thursday, the Senate confirmed Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General, five months after her nomination by President Barack Obama. Meanwhile, the Justice Department said Tuesday that Michele Leonhart will step down from her role as head Read the full article…

Marijuana Activists Cheer Michele Leonhart’s Exit From The DEA

Advocates hope that outgoing chief Michele Leonhart will be replaced by someone who is more open to legalizing marijuana.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  Drug Enforcement Agency chair Michele Leonhart was done in by her agents’ unsanctioned, cartel-funded sex parties in Colombia, but it’s marijuana legalization advocates who are excited to see her go. “Hopefully this is a sign that the Reefer Madness era is coming to an end at the DEA,” said Mason Tvert, the Read the full article…