Vera Bergengruen

Homeland Security Chief Does a 180 on Marijuana: First He Said It's 'Not a Factor' in the Drug War, Now He's Spreading Fear About It

DHS's Kelly takes hard line on pot in major speech, closing ranks with Sessions

WASHINGTON — Two days after downplaying the role of marijuana in the nation's drug war, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly changed course Tuesday, calling it a "potentially dangerous gateway drug" and saying his agency would continue to arrest and investigate those who traded in it in violation of federal law. "Let me be clear…

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