The pressure is mounting for President Obama to fire the head of the DEA after his remarks dismissing medical marijuana as a “joke.”
The Washington Post reports that the call for ousting the acting DEA leader, Chuck Rosenberg, has increased with a bipartisan group of seven lawmakers calling for his replacement.
The remarks “do not reflect the overwhelming body of testimonial evidence, reforms happening across the country at the state level and in Congress, or the opinion of the American people.”
Nearly 100,000 people signed an online petition to call for Rosenberg’s resignation.
Rosenberg took the top job at the DEA six months ago and has made several statements about marijuana that run counter to research on pot.