The DEA chief called medical marijuana ‘a joke.’ Now patients are calling for his resignation.

Last week, the acting chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration called medical marijuana “a joke…”

…during a Q&A with reporters. Now, medical marijuana patients are calling for his head, with an online petition demanding his resignation attracting nearly 10,000 signatures on change.org “What really bothers me is the notion that marijuana is also medicinal — because it’s not,” Rosenberg said in a briefing to reporters. “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.”

Original Article (Washington Post):
The DEA Chief called medical marijuana ‘a joke’. Now patients are calling for his resignation
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