Congresswoman Barbara Lee joined in the ranks of medical marijuana supporters by signing a letter calling on President Obama to fire acting DEA leadership. It is one of a series of protests throughout the U.S. following recent comments by acting DEA Administrator Rosenberg about medical marijuana being ‘a joke.’ The full letter can be found here.
“The Acting Administrator’s comments are simply inappropriate. California, Washington D.C., Guam and 22 other states have medical marijuana laws and these laws must be respected,” said Congresswoman Barbara Lee. “The federal government should not trivialize medicine nor should it be in the business of creating barriers between patients and their medicine.”
An online petition calling to fire acting DEA leadership organized by Marijuana Majority and Change.org has already tallied more than 90,000 signatures.