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Reader: DEA's equating of marijuana and heroin responsible for smack's new popularity

Yesterday, we featured a video in which Drug Enforcement Administrator

Michele Leonhart refused to say marijuana was less harmful than heroin

while under questioning from Representative Jared Polis at a U.S. House subcommittee. The clip, and Leonhart's bizarre responses, frustrated a number of commentators, including this one.

Lawrence Herbert writes:

NBC is running a series on Heroin's popularity -- obviously the DEA's misinformation and misdirected enforcement has been a major cause of the current epidemic. DEA's Leonhart is unfit for Public Service, especially in the Justice Department.

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