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A petition on Change.org has already gathered 100,000 signatures, in a couple of days, calling on President Obama to fire the head of the US Drug Enforcement Administration. This is a response by those who are upset after the Director of the DEA, Chuck Rosenberg, called medical marijuana a “joke.”
Join the discussion: DEA Chief Says Medical Marijuana Is a ‘Joke’
Apparently, to be the head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, you must ignore Science and believe that marijuana has no medicinal value and is as bad as heroin. The interim DEA Director, Chuck Rosenberg, has now called medical marijuana a “joke”.
What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it’s not.” We can have an intellectually honest debate about whether we should legalize something that is bad and dangerous, but don’t call it medicine — that is a joke…. There are pieces of marijuana — extracts or constituents or component parts — that have great promise” medicinally, he said. “But if you talk about smoking the leaf of marijuana — which is what people are talking about when they talk about medicinal marijuana — it has never been shown to be safe or effective as a medicine.