DEA Administrator Won’t Admit Heroin, Crack are More Harmful than Marijuana_Featured_, Politics Sunday, June 24th, 2012
In this video, Colorado Congressman Jared Polis questions DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart, revealing the agency’s unwavering and deceptive approach to explaining its biased, flawed, and unreasonable policies on cannabis (marijuana). Currently cannabis is considered a Schedule 1 controlled substance by the U.S. government, categorizing it as more dangerous than other substances such as cocaine, amphetamines, and opium, which are classified as lesser, Schedule 2 substances.
Congressman Jared Polis questions DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart during a hearing on the agency’s priorities. He repeatedly pressed the administrator on the relative health impacts of marijuana versus other drugs.