Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) is one of the most respected conservatives in Congress today and much of that comes from his willingness to speak candidly and directly even in tough situations. The most recent example of his ability to cut through all of the confusion and misinformation that comes with most issues in Washington, D.C., Gowdy took on the federal government’s ridiculous drug policies and a national drug policy director who didn’t seem to know anything about the national drug policy.
Namely, the federal drug guidelines that say marijuana is a “worse” drug than cocaine or meth. Currently, marijuana is a “schedule 1” drug that the government says has no known medical purpose. Meanwhile, cocaine and meth are both “schedule 2” narcotics.
Gowdy argues that the government could reevaluate the scheduling guidelines without signaling that they plan to legalize marijuana.
“You can schedule something and still not have it scheduled