Fire Anti-Marijuana DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart!
  • Petitioning President Barack Obama

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President Barack Obama

Fire Anti-Marijuana DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart!

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      Marijuana Policy Project

In a recent speech, DEA administrator Michele Leonhart criticized President Barack Obama for his acknowledgement that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol in terms of its impact on the consumer. Yet there is an abundance of research demonstrating that marijuana is in fact less harmful than alcohol. 

Leonhart has consistently demonstrated a reckless disregard of such scientific evidence. Under her watch, the DEA has obstructed attempts to remove marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act — a classification reserved for the most dangerous drugs — and at a 2012 House committee hearing, she refused to answer a congressman’s simple question about whether heroin and crack cocaine pose more harm to the consumer than marijuana.

Shortly after taking office, President Obama mandated, “Science and the scientific process must inform and guide decisions of [his] Administration …” Whether Leonhart is ignorant of the facts or intentionally disregarding them, she has fundamentally undermined the president’s directive and is clearly unfit for her current position. 

We call on President Obama to immediately terminate DEA Administrator Leonhart and replace her with someone who recognizes the fact that marijuana is less harmful than alcohol.

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    • Donna Reuter BREMERTON, WA
      • about 12 hours ago

      I can't take NASIDs for pain and I don't want to rely on opiates to deal with my chronic pain. I want to be able to eat an oatmeal cookie with marijuana in it.

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    • Linda Larned TEXAS, AL
      • about 20 hours ago

      She has no business controlling the use of pain drugs for people who are in pain and need them.

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    • Kimberly brazeal KAUFMAN, TX
      • 2 days ago

      I believe marijuana is a safer alternative to alcohol and rx drugs.

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    • ANDREA DAVIDSON LYMAN, SC
      • 3 days ago

      I ADVOCATE THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA

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    • kalyna madrid PODUNK, CO
      • 4 days ago

      she may be speaking from experience. she comes across as being drunk/delusional!!!

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