On the DEA saying marijuana has no medical use and putting it in the same category as heroin and LSD:
I didn't think decisions were up to the DEA. I was under the impression that the Drug Enforcement Agency simply enforces laws that were put into place by the judicial system. In this instance in particular, I did not know that the DEA also doubled as a medical advisory board.
DEA makes money off of this plant being illegal, so why would they want to help make it legal?
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I'm not a pot smoker, never have been and I still call BS on this one.
Like prohibition in the 1920s, an intrusion into your personal liberties. This law insures a huge revenue stream for criminals at all levels from street characters to cartels and government officials.
Michael Henry Smith
The hypocrisy in our federal government is absolutely astounding and sickening.
I do think there is value as far as painkilling for cancer patients and patients with seizures. I have a friend who has been a neurologist for 30 years and he said he would prescribe if he could. The problem is regulation.
How can they say that when there's literally thousands of studies proving otherwise?
Big pharmaceutical companies make sure the FDA says it's unsafe.
I think very few people agree with that decision.
Chelsea Liberty Burdette
Prescription drugs kill more people than heroin and we can get those at Walgreens.
Alberto R Hernandez Jr.
Don't you think the DEA wants to keep their revenue for marijuana busts?
William Alexander McDonnell
Marijuana is only a small part of the street drug problem. More problematic are script drugs that people fill and sell for resale on the street, and meth labs. Meth labs alone keep drug task forces in business in the south.
But let's destroy half a million jobs, a large portion of the small businesses that have been running successfully in the vaping industry, because healthy people don't pay the bills.
Example number 47 that the federal government is out of touch with what is going on in America.
I don't smoke the stuff, but I think putting it in the same category as heroin is very extreme!
Looks like someone got paid off by big pharm.
So freaking ridiculous.
Janice Martin Allen
Last time I checked the DEA weren't doctors.
It's their main source of revenue. Ask me if I want a massive pay cut and the answer will be "no.” They love seizing personal assets.
Of course they would say that. They are the ones who started "The war on marijuana." It cuts into their pockets and they won't make any money!
Jamie Ackley Mervin