HIGH TIMES: Lawmakers want to defund the DEA’s marijuana eradication program.
The DEA’s $14 million marijuana eradication program has been the subject of a fair amount of criticism in recent years. Twelve members of Congress have pushed to eliminate the program and use the money instead to fund domestic-violence prevention and deficit-reduction programs.
Its purpose is to “halt the spread of cannabis cultivation in the United States,” a mission that has become complicated as more states have legalized medical or recreational marijuana programs. Several more states have similar measures on the ballot this year.
The story doesn’t list the lawmakers involved, which is a shame because it would be interesting to know whether this was a bipartisan effort.