Oops Mea Culpa From DEA Administrator Anne Milgram “Misspoke”

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The head of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) misspoke when she said President Joe Biden (D) sent a “letter” to top agencies directing a marijuana scheduling review, according to the Justice Department.

Prior to the U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) making a cannabis rescheduling recommendation last month, DEA Administrator Anne Milgram said during a House Judiciary subcommittee hearing in late July that the president “had sent a letter” to the secretary of HHS and the attorney general “to ask for the scheduling—descheduling process to begin.”

The assertion raised some eyebrows, as the administrative mechanisms behind the ongoing scheduling review are not widely understood. Following the July hearing, attorney Matt Zorn filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with DOJ and HHS, seeking a copy of the letter Milgram referenced.

HHS responded last month, saying it conducted a search and determined that “there are no records responsive to your request.” Then, last week, the Justice Department sent another reply to Zorn stating that it had consulted with DEA, which in turn explained that the administrator was “referencing the president’s statement of October 6, 2022.”

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DEA Head Misspoke About Biden ‘Letter’ Directing Marijuana Scheduling Review, Justice Department Says

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