DEA may be losing the war on marijuana politics

Many lawmakers think marijuana should no longer be classified among the most dangerous drugs
Los Angeles Times (US)
Saturday, July 12, 2014

fire-michele-leonhartThe Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has found itself under attack in Congress as it holds its ground against marijuana legalization while the resolve of longtime political allies — and the White House and Justice Department to which it reports — rapidly fades. How much the agency's stock has fallen was readily apparent in the House debate, when Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) denounced the agency's longtime chief.