“Legalization is not in the president’s vocabulary, and it’s not in mine,” he said.
Kerlikowske said he can understand why legislators are talking about taxing marijuana cultivation to help cash-strapped government agencies in California. But the federal government views marijuana as a harmful and addictive drug, he said.
“Marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit,” Kerlikowske said in downtown Fresno while discussing Operation SOS—Save Our Sierra—a multiagency effort to eradicate marijuana in eastern Fresno County.
I hate to be mean-spirited about this, but the man picked Joe “RAVE Act” Biden to be his running mate. Why would any person expect this administration to be anything but more of the same on the War on Some Drugs?
PS: The stuff kills too many brain cells, has long-term effects that I don’t care for, and inhaling superheated gas is not particularly good for the lungs. Plus it’s, you know, illegal; something which is actually a bit more important to me now than it was when I was 22, or even 25. So I pass on the stuff, myself.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.