Ex-DEA Agent: Pot Will Become Legal As Attitudes Change
While some former federal agents are calling for the government to crack down on marijuana laws, at least one ex-DEA agent said it may be a lost cause because pot legalization is only a matter of time.
In a Houston Chronicle column written by Gary Hale, former chief of intelligence of the Houston Field Division of the DEA, the author said the public’s relaxed attitude toward marijuana will lead to legalization.
Hale doesn’t take sides in the debate but said lawmakers and federal agencies should begin preparing for ways to regulate the drug once it becomes legal.
That will include taxes, commercial trade, driving laws and wrongful death suits, he writes.
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