Comment of the Day

Reader: Is the DEA chief too stupid to know the difference between pot and hemp?

We recently posted about a call for the firing of DEA chief Michele Leonhart after she reportedly criticized President Barack Obama's views about marijuana. One reader was dumbfounded by Leonhart's apparent anger over a hemp flag briefly flying at the U.S. Capitol last July 4. Here's his take, featuring an excerpt from the article.

Cognitive_Dissident writes:

"But she said her lowest point in 33 years in the DEA was when she learned they'd flown a hemp flag over the Capitol on July 4."

This is someone who desperately needs a life. Does she know hemp isn't the reefer she fears?

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