Why Does the DEA Reject the Science on Marijuana?
When she testified before congress last month, DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart refused to answer Rep. Jared Polis repeated questions as to whether marijuana was as harmful as other Schedule I drugs such as heroin. Her only response was that "all illegal drugs are bad."
However, science disagrees. A recent study sponsored by the State of California and published in the Open Neurology Journal called the federal classification of marijuana as a Schedule I drug "not accurate" and "not tenable" and concluded that marijuana does indeed provide relief to patients who suffer chronic pain.
Can you call DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart and ask her if she still believes marijuana is "bad", even if government-funded science disagrees.
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