Acting DEA chief Rosenberg is stepping down

Chuck Rosenberg, who has been the acting administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration since 2015, said Tuesday he’ll be leaving the job.

That means President Donald Trump will get to appoint a successor.

It also means the DEA could reverse course on a cannabis-related policy announced in August 2016 to grant more research permits to scientists who want to study marijuana.

That, along with several other policy points, has led Rosenberg to butt heads with other members of the Trump administration, The Washington Post reported.

Just last month, news broke that the Justice Department, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, has been stifling the issuance of those cannabis research permits that the DEA promised over a year ago.

Although it’s not clear who will succeed Rosenberg, one strong possibility is Col. Joseph Fuentes, head of the New Jersey State Police, the Post reported.

4 comments on “Acting DEA chief Rosenberg is stepping down
  1. Johnathan McFarlane on

    Would love to know more about Rick Fuentes’ position on cannabis. I’ve been scouring google but can’t find anything.

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