via Jared Polis: Flabbergasted and alarmed….is the only way to described how I felt earlier this week.
The War on Drugs is a failure and my exchange this week with the head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was nothing short of shocking. I asked her about the scientific difference between marijuana and highly addictive and destructive drugs such as heroin and methamphetamine. She was unable to answer whether marijuana or heroin is worse for a person’s health.
If you feel as strongly as I do that we need to end the War on Drugs, I hope you’ll stand with me as I work to reverse Washington’s bizarre approach to marijuana policy. I am standing up for common sense – and challenging failed policies like the War on Drugs every day in Congress.
This year I have my toughest re-election ever, and collectively your contributions will go a long way towards making sure that I can return to DC next year to ask the tough questions and move towards a rational drug policy.