Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday that marijuanais not a factor in the war on drugs, arguing that the biggest problems are found in other substances.
“Marijuana is not a factor in the drug war,” Kelly told NBC News’ Chuck Todd onMeet the Press when asked how marijuana legalization would impede or help this fight. “It’s three things. Methamphetamine. Almost all produced in Mexico. Heroin. Virtually all produced in Mexico. And cocaine that comes up from further south.”
The solution, said Kelly, won’t come from arrests over drug use.