President Obama to Fire DEA Chief Chuck Rosenberg?
Rosenberg has revealed himself to be an ignorant ass, and the cannabis community isn’t letting him off the hook. In fact, more than 27,000 people have now called on President Obama to fire Rosenberg.
Here’s how it all started. Last week, Rosenberg told reporters: “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 wrong and dangerous, but doesn’t call it medicine—that is a joke.”
- the DEA is the reason it’s so damn hard to research cannabis in this country, and
- what research has been done has found all sorts of potential benefits for using marijuana medicinally.
I guess we shouldn’t be surprised that a guy whose entire career has been built around maintaining the war on drugs doesn’t want to acknowledge the actual fucking science!
But Rosenberg’s jackassery doesn’t end there. He went on to say: “There are pieces of marijuana—extracts or constituents or parts—that have great promise.
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.”
Oh right, “smoking the leaf of marijuana,” that’s what we’re talking about here.
This guy claims to be more of an expert on the effects of pot than actual scientists who study this sh*t, and he doesn’t even know what part of the plant people smoke!
Then he uses this so-called expertise to make the sweeping claim that marijuana “has never been shown to be safe or effective as medicine.”
Just last month, scientists in British Columbia published a report that concluded that medical marijuana is a far superior form of treatment than the highly addictive opioids being pushed on us by the medical-pharmaceutical complex.
And this study is just one out of a growing mountain of evidence that makes it clear just how beneficial medical herb can be.
But instead of looking at scientific data, Chief Jackass Rosenberg would rather keep spinning the lies and myths that will allow him to continue waging an insanely dangerous, violent, and costly war on drugs.
His ignorance and stupidity are dangerous because they end up denying actual living people the right to access safe, effective, and natural medicine.
Anti-pot pundits like Rosenberg also end up forcing us to rely on an equally shady and f*cked up pharmaceutical industry.
The good news in all of this is that medicinal users, potheads, cannabis activists, and the 58% of Americans who either use or support marijuana are all teaming up to hold Rosenberg accountable.
A petition on Change.org that calls on Obama to “fire Chuck Rosenberg and appoint a new DEA administrator who will respect science, medicine, patients and voters” already has more than 27,000 signatures.
After signing the petition, maybe it’d be a good idea to pack a bowl in protest, to light one up in a refusal to let jackasses like Rosenberg dictate how we live and heal.