DEA Chief Leonhart’s Replacement Will Be Open To Weed Reform
Author James King
Whoever replaces DEA chief Michele Leonhart will bring a more progressive approach to drug-policy reform—one more in line with the Obama Administration’s evolving views — according to several experts with whom we spoke.
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Leonhart’s retirement on Tuesday after 22 congressmen signed a bipartisan no-confidence statement citing allegations that under Leonhart’s watch, DEA agents had attended drug-fueled sex parties overseas, some of them allegedly funded by drug cartels. It also is widely believed that Leonhart had fallen out of favor with the president for being out of step with Obama Administration on the legalization of marijuana.
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