US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) special agent in charge Javier Pena stated in a July 28, 2005 article "Bush's War on Pot" published in Rolling Stone magazine:

“We can’t disregard the federal law. The Supreme Court reiterates that we have the power to enforce the federal drug laws — even if they are not popular. We’re going to continue to do that.”

July 28, 2005