Former D.E.A. Chief in Houston: Legal Marijuana Is ‘A Matter of When, Not If’

We’ve heard rumors that the D.E.A. believes the war on pot is lost in the West, but we never heard any of them actually write it down.

Yet last Wednesday the former chief of intelligence in the Houston Field Division of the Drug Enforcement Administration, Gary Hale, wrote “Legalization of marijuana: When, not if” for a Houston Chronicle blog devoted to the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.

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