DEA Chief Repeats Claim That ‘Marijuana Is Not Medicine’

Dea Chief Repeats Claim That ‘Marijuana Is Not Medicine’

“Marijuana is not medicine.”

That’s according to Chuck Rosenberg, the Drug Enforcement Administration’s acting chief, who made the comment Thursday during a speech at the Cleveland Clinic, a nonprofit hospital in Ohio. The sentiment is nothing new from Rosenberg, who’s been at the helm of the DEA since 2015. Under then-President Obama, he famously called medical marijuana “a joke.” But in light of recent anti-cannabis comments from Attorney General Jeff Sessions and other members of the Trump administration, it could be yet another cause for concern among cannabis patients. RELATED STORYHere’s What the National Academy’s Medical Cannabis Report Actually Says “If it turns out that there is something in smoked marijuana that helps people, that’s awesome,” Rosenberg said in Ohio on Thursday. “I will be the last person to stand in the way of that. … But let’s run it through the Food and Drug Administration process, and let’s stick to the science on it.” According to the Washington...

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