Office of National Drug Control Policy Backs Out of Softball Game with Drug Policy Reformers
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It's hard to imagine a worse job than defending the drug war every single day, and it looks as though Gil Kerlikowske has had about all he can take.
There's been much discussion recently about the Drug Czar's request to meet with the Seattle Times editorial board in an apparent response to this editorial endorsement of marijuana legalization.
The Seattle Times Calls for Pot Legalization; The Drug Czar Calls the Seattle Times — Your Tax Dollars at Work Stifling Debate?
Several weeks ago, President Obama stated that he believed the subject of drug legalization and regulation was "an entirely legitimate topic for debate." Yet recent actions by White House Office of National Drug Control Policy head Gil Kerlikowske imply that this administration has no interest in having this debate in the public arena -- at least not in Seattle.
Study makes it clear that clear that education and regulatory restrictions are more effective than prohibition and criminalization, but the drug czar draws the wrong conclusions.
Federal officials haven't ruled out taking legal action if California voters approve a ballot initiative that would legalize recreational marijuana use in the state, President Barack Obama's drug czar said Wednesday.
“How can we imagine that a dangerous, illegal drug like marijuana should be voted on by the people? That’s not how we do medicine in this country.” Those words, spoken by a federal drug-control official, are emblematic of the contempt Washington has for the common man.
The Just Say Now campaign to legalize marijuana slipped into a press conference today with US Durg Czar Gil Kerlikowske to deliver petition signed by 52,536 people, asking President Obama to end the federal government’s war on marijuana.
A supergroup of top-brass American Drug Warriors including Drug Czars from the last three presidential administrations - Gil Kerlikowske, John Walters, Barry McCaffrey, Lee Brown, Bob Martinez and William Bennett - have penned a yawningly predictable piece at the Los Angeles Times - but with one twist.
After 40 years, the United States' war on drugs has cost $1 trillion and hundreds of thousands of lives, and for what? Drug use is rampant and violence even more brutal and widespread.