In response to Colorado and Washington State’s passage of recreational Marijuana last night, the DEA had to flex its muscles in a statement issued yesterday morning.
“In enacting the Controlled Substances Act, Congress determined that marijuana is a Schedule I controlled substance. The Department of Justice is reviewing the ballot initiatives and we have no additional comment at this time.” said a faceless DEA spokesperson.
Deputy Attorney General James Cole also had a comment to make, a very important one…
“Each case is going to rise and fall on its own unique facts,” Cole said in a 60 Minutes interview. “Any of that is still in violation of the Controlled Substances Act of the federal law. We’re not interested in bothering people who are sick and are using it in the recommendation of a doctor. We are concerned with people who are using it as a pretext to become large-scale drug dealers.”
So, after 15 years of battling California and 16 other states’ medical users, little old ladies with glaucoma and cancer patients like Angel Raich, all of a sudden you’re not interested in bothering people?Details