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The DEA, an ‘Utter Failure’ by Obama’s Own Admission, Will Stay Open No Matter What

Last March Mother Jones, which usually inveighs against the war on drugs, discovered its inner prohibitionist, warning that “More Cocaine Could Soon Be on Our Streets, Thanks to the Sequester.” Its “48 Ways a Government Shutdown Will Screw You Over,” by contrast, does not include compromising the government’s ability to insert itself between you and the psychoactive substances you want—possibly because the Drug Enforcement Administration will remain on the job no matter what happens. According to the Justice Department’s current contingency plan, 87 percent of the DEA’s staff will be exempt from furloughs because “DEA investigations need to continue uninterrupted so that cases are not compromised and the health and safety of the American public is not placed at risk.” Read more

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Stephen Carter is a journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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