Have no illusions about the true nature of the so-called "War on Drugs" and the actions of the DEA. The War on Drugs has always been about protecting the profits of the drug companies which have a long and well-documented history of copying street drugs, repackaging them as "medications" and selling them to people as FDA-approved drugs.
Now, yet another example emerges as the DEA moves to legalize THC in Big Pharma's pills while simultaneously making it illegal for anyone else to grow, sell or possess THC. The DEA, you see, is working to change the classification of THC from a schedule I substance (like street heroin) to a schedule III drug (pharmaceuticals). So if Big Pharma grows its own marijuana plants, extracts the THC and puts it into a pill, those pills will be perfectly legal. They're already FDA approved, actually, when made with the synthetic version of THC.
But if a guy grows the very same chemical in his backyard, then extracts THC from those plants, even for his own personal use, suddenly he's guilty of committing a federal crime and will likely be subjected to an armed raid by DEA agents. Interesting isn't it?