Thursday, March 01, 2012

"Rep. Jared Polis Burns Colorado's New DEA Chief Barbra Roach Over Strict Anti-Marijuana Stance" (with video)

Jared Polis

Colorado's new top DEA Agent Barbra Roach may be a fresh arrival to the state, but that hasn't stopped her from getting burned. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) has taken issue with Roach's strict anti-marijuana stance, detailed in a recent Denver Post article.

Of particular ire to the Representative were Roach's assertions that medical marijuana endangers residents via exposure to "mold and water damage" in the houses of those that grow it. Rep. Polis initially responded to the issue via tweet Wednesday (below):

Jared Polis
Drug Enforcement Agency's new motto: Protecting America from mold & water damage. Running out of excuses vs

Still incensed, Polis authored a longer rebuttal on his Facebook page, where he addressed Roach's goal to live in a city where no medical marijuana dispensaries are allowed (Denver currently has more dispensaries than it does Starbucks). MORE...

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