Unmuzzle the Drug Czar Act of 2014

NATIONAL: Unmuzzle the Drug Czar Act of 2014

Please Tell congress to pass the “Unmuzzle the Drug Czar Act of 2014”!

Did you know that the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy is bound by law to oppose any efforts to reform marijuana laws? In fact, it is outlined in the 1998 reauthorization of the ONDCP that the director aka the Drug Czar is not allowed to expend any funds to study medical use or any other use of any substance listed under Schedule 1 of the Controlled Substances Act.

Here’s a clip of Rep. Cohen discussing the issue with the Deputy Director of the ONDCP.

This bill is important because the ONDCP is responsible for setting policy priorities in the United States. In order to enact sensible policies, the drug czar must first be allowed to study them.

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