DEA official freaks out at Senate hearing: Reckless marijuana legalization ‘scares us’ By Eric W. DolanSubmitted by gptnomoney on Thu, 01/16/2014 - 22:51
The chief of operations at the Drug Enforcement Administration railed against the legalization of marijuana on Wednesday, warning the “experiment” was highly dangerous.
“I have to say this… going down the path to legalization in this country is reckless and irresponsible,” James L. Capra said during a Senate hearing. “I’m talking about the long-term impact of legalization in the United States. It scares us.”
Resident in Colorado and Washington state voted in 2012 to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The U.S. Department of Justice later said it would not target individuals and marijuana dispensaries that were in compliance with state laws.