Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly proposes fewer pot arrests in drug war
According to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, marijuana is not a “factor in the drug war” and the solution is “not arresting a lot of users.”
Kelly de-emphasized the role marijuana plays in the “drug war” while appearing on Meet The Press with Chuck Todd, instead asserting that the focus remains on Mexican-produced methamphetamine and heroin, and cocaine produced in other Latin American countries.
“The solution is not arresting a lot of users,” Kelly said. “The solution is a comprehensive drug demand reduction program in the United States that involves every man and woman of goodwill. And then rehabilitation. And then law enforcement. And then getting at the poppy fields and the coca fields in the south.”
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