This my friends is about protecting bureaucratic turf and the flow of taxpayer dollars to his agency. He’s not going to come out and say, “Oh yeah legalizing marijuana is not the end of the world.” Why? Because pot is the DEA’s cash cow.
Of course cannabis has medical uses. In some cases it can be a profoundly useful therapy. For some, CBD oil, a non-psychoactive ingredient in pot, has curtailed horrible seizure disorders. There are (many) lives which are better because of this plant.