Marijuana eradication program patch.  Image: Fred Repp via Washington Post

The Drug Enforcement Administration is not having a great year.

The chief of the agency stepped down in April under a cloud of scandal.

The acting administrator since then has courted ridicule for saying pot is "probably not" as dangerous as heroin, and more recently he provoked 100,000 petition-signers and seven members of Congress to call for his head after he called medical marijuana "a joke."

This fall, the administration earned a scathing rebuke from a federal judge over its creative interpretation of a law intended to keep it from harassing medical marijuana providers.

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Christopher Ingraham ~ Washington Post ~

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