We’re working on a series of “PSAs” on the history of the criminalization of hemp and given the recent passage of pieces of legislation at both the federal and state level I felt it was time to highlight some other people’s thoughts on the matter.

With attitudes such as these, the releasing of the federal government’s strangle-hold on hemp for its own misguided, and costly, greed still has a long way to go to be fully realized.

DEA Administrator Michele Leonhart told a law enforcement group last month that the hoisting of a hemp flag above the U.S. Capitol last July 4 was “the low point in my career.”

Read the op-ed here.