Congressman Calls for Removal of DEA Chief for Calling Medical Cannabis a Joke
On Sunday we reported on a Change.org petition with over 80,000 signatures asking for the removal of DEA Chief Chuck Rosenber for calling medical cannabis “a joke” (the petition currently has over 91,000 signatures). Now, Congressman Earl Blumenauer (D-Oregon) is also calling on Chuck Rosenberg to be replaced.
“Rosenberg is clearly not the right fit for the DEA in this administration,” said Blumenauer during a speech on the House floor. “What is a joke is the job Rosenberg is doing as acting DEA administrator.”
Blumenauer continues; “He’s an example of the inept, misinformed zealot who has mismanaged America’s failed policy of marijuana prohibition… Rosenberg’s claim that more research is necessary is true, but it reeks of hypocrisy because the DEA under his leadership has made badly needed cannabis research difficult, often impossible.”
For those who haven’t, you can sign the petition calling for Rosenberg to be fired by clicking here.