Asa Hutchinson, while serving as US DEA Administrator, stated in a June 6, 2002 press release:

“Drugs sold lawfully in the United States are the safest in the world. This is because our nation, through its laws, insists on careful deliberation before allowing drugs to be sold as medicine.

To date, marijuana does not meet the scientific requirements.”

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June 6, 2002