The White House announced Friday that President Trump has chosen a new person to fill the position of head of the Office of National Drug Policy Control (ONDCP), often referred to as the “drug czar”.
The White House announced that President Trump will nominate Representative Tom Marino (R-PA), 65, to serve as the nation’s new drug czar. Marino was being considered for the position in May before withdrawing himself from consideration citing a “critical illness” in his family.
Marino was appointed by President George W. Bush in 2002 to serve as an attorney for Middle District in Pennsylvania, a role he held until 2005. Unfortunately Marino has been a vocal opponent of marijuana and marijuana legalization. However, his personal opinions on the matter are relatively inconsequential given that the drug czar is legally required to oppose the legalization of any substance that’s currently outlawed (as pointed out by DrugWarrant.com, the Drug Czar is “mandated to tell lies as part of their Congressional authorization”).