What you are about to spend 5 minutes watching is not pretty. Rep. Jared Polis, CO, is apparently trying to make a point, although I am not sure what it is, about cannabis. But the utterly incomprehensibly incompetent replies by the tired-eyed droopy-mouthed woman who runs the DEA, Michele Leonhart, make his ineptitude look like genius.
Seriously? 100% of the data support our contention that "drug" prohibition is 100% harmful. There are no benefits unless you think that when I put cockroaches in your house and you have to hire an exterminator, the exterminators benefit.
That seems to be Ms. Leonhart's argument, to the extent she made one. She is appearing in front of a committee of Congress. Congress defers to the FDA which defers to the DEA in "licensing" of stuff we're allowed touch. Jesus F........g Christ!
I just viewed it again. Polis appears more intent on pleasing his Boulder CO constituency than he does in making a coherent point. Our friends are all-too-often not making good arguments. Of course, if you're sitting in Congress, it's hard not to take advantage of opportunities to further one's tenure.
But it now seems to be a trend. People all over are challenging the very basis of cannabis prohibition (and, by association, at least, 'drug' prohibition in general). People are getting elected in campaigns in which a principal issue was 'drug' prohibition.
Michele Leonhart will become a comic figure in history. Polis very well could be, too.
There is only one issue and it is this: Assuming I'm of "the age of reason," (an arbitrary age between about 14 and about 21), then "government" has no legitimate interest in what I shove into me.