Marijuana

Video: Jared Polis destroys DEA boss, who won't say heroin's worse than pot

No matter where you stand on marijuana legalization, you're likely to find an exchange yesterday between Representative Jared Polis and Drug Enforcement Administrator Michele Leonhart to be flabbergasting. Throughout the conversation (at a Judiciary subcommittee hearing), Leonhart refuses to say that pot is a lesser health problem than crack, or meth, or even heroin. Really. Watch the bizarre standoff below.

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