Skip to comments.Polis Questions DEA on Marijuana Policy
Posted on 06/22/2012 3:20:39 PM PDT by Nachum
Congressman Jared Polis questions DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart during a hearing on the agency's priorities. He repeatedly pressed the administrator on the relative health impacts of marijuana versus other drugs.
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She doesn’t seem very well informed for a DEA Administrator, does she?
The DEA would cease to be relevant without pot. They cannot allow it to become legal.
All they care about is keeping their salaries and staying ‘billable’ in the face of undeniable truths:
-Drug prohibition is an absolute failure that has caused more damage to this formerly-free Republic than drug addiction ever could.
-Fighting a non-toxic, non-addictive weed with no-knock SWAT teams looks absolutely ridiculous when alcohol is still legally sold everywhere at unlimited quantities. Alcohol abuse is 100% proven to cause permanent brain damage and damage to nearly every organ. Alcohol is so addictive that the withdrawal can kill you. Not even heroin withdrawal can do that. Rx pills are almost as easy to get and every single one causes 100% undeniable damage when abused. There is not a single reported case of cannabis causing any damage to the brain or body - even when abused to the absolute limit. Lung damage yes, but it can be consumed easily without smoking. The obvious scam of cannabis prohibition emboldens others and spreads government corruption like wild fire.
Wow, she did not want to admit that Marijuana was less addictive than meth, heroin, or prescription pain killer medicine. That was tough to watch!
I swear they are only out to protect the pharmaceuticals to push their drugs that have such a long list of side effects that it just boggles the mind. Who here can’t stand watching these drug commercials that talk about (let’s say) ridding yourself of allergys and then they list all these awful side effects for about 1 1/2 minutes some of which could include death and then they say and you’ll breath much easier! UGH
I really believe my mother would still be alive today if they legalized marijuana. She was always in so much pain they just loaded her up with drug after drug. Her blood color was a dark brown. Pissed me off!
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