President Obama came out recently and made the entirely accurate statement that smoking pot is no more dangerous than drinking alcohol and the people who spend their lives trying to destroy the lives of people who smoke pot are very upset about it, including the head of the DEA:
DEA chief Michele M. Leonhart slammed President Obama’s recent comments comparing smoking marijuana to drinking alcohol at an annual meeting of the nation’s sheriffs this week, according to two sheriffs who said her remarks drew a standing ovation.
Bristol County Sheriff Thomas M. Hodgson said he was thrilled to hear the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration take her boss to task.
“She’s frustrated for the same reasons we are,” Hodgson said. “She said she felt the administration didn’t understand the science enough to make those statements. She was particularly frustrated with the fact that, according to her, the White House participated in a softball game with a pro-legalization group. … But she said her lowest point in 33 years in the DEA was when she learned they’d flown a hemp flag over the Capitol on July 4. The sheriffs were all shocked. This is the first time in 28 years I’ve ever heard anyone in her position be this candid.”
The American flag made of hemp was reportedly flown over the Capitol on Independence Day with the backing of a Colorado congressman.
DEA spokeswoman Dawn Deardon said she was not in the room and couldn’t discuss Leonhart’s comments to the sheriffs.
“It is not a surprise that the DEA is against the legalization of marijuana,” Deardon said. “As Jay Carney pointed out, the administration is not for legalization of marijuana. … I would just tell you that legalization is not a good idea.”
Yeah, that’s a terrible idea. Why, if they legalized marijuana it would reduce the DEA’s budget and reduce the gravy train of federal money going to local law enforcement. How would they be able to afford more unnecessary military equipment to make them feel really manly? Why, that would cut down on the number of people whose lives they can ruin by making them ineligible for public assistance and student aid. It would mean fewer families being broken up and hundreds of thousands fewer people being put in jail. This is a huge threat to the way of life of law enforcement officers who get to harass people who’ve done nothing to hurt other people and it clearly must be stopped.