Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is denouncing the Justice Department’s new medical marijuana prosecution policy, The Iowa Independent reported.
“I think that marijuana is a gateway to harder drug use,” Grassley told The Independent. “Medical marijuana brings a certain amount of legitimacy to an illegal drug, even though it attempts to do it in a legal way. We have a federal law that is intended to outlaw its use. That federal law ought to be enforced. It was enforced in the previous administration and I think having a national program against drug use is very, very important.”
Grassely said the Justice Department’s policy change is a step towards legitimizing drug use. Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday announced that the DOJ will not make it a priority to prosecute seriously ill people who smoke marijuana in states where medicinal use is legal, reversing Bush administration policy.
Holder said the new policy stems from an assessment of how best to deploy scare law enforcement resources. However, the policy does not “legalize” pot, Deputy Attorney General David Ogden said in a memo to the 93 U.S. Attorneys.
Grassley countered that while some marijuana producers and distributors might not be breaking the law according to their state governments, people should not forget that “most of the marijuana that flows into the United States comes from the drug lords.”
Here is the deal senator my mother is 77 years old and has peripherial nueropathy and restless leg syndrome and is in horrible pain she calls me at all hours of the night screaming in pain. She has been on sooooo much medication that she feels drunk all the time. When she smokes marijuana she can go four to five days without medication and she has virtually no pain so please don’t tell me that it shouldn’t be legalized. Let’s think about people that can be helped by medical marijuana not the drug cartell we are in the US not Mexico.
Grassley is a disgrace to the America Constitution and the American citizen.
I’m sorry, but nothing ever good comes from Iowa (especially societal norms). It is the only state with an acronym, I believe this is why it was named Iowa… “Idiots Out Wandering Around”.
An obvious liar, Grassley isn’t fit to serve and should be voted out.