Trump Close to Naming Marijuana Legalization Advocate to head FDA

According to Rachel Maddow, Trump is “close to naming” Jim O’Neil as head of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Jim O’Neil. (Photo: OsloFreedomForum.com)

O’Neil is not only a supporter of legalizing marijuana, he has publicly worked towards it. He previously served on the Board of Directors for the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform (CCPR).

According to their website, CCPR is; “a nonpartisan organization dedicated to replacing the harmful policy of cannabis prohibition with reasonable regulation, based on science, through ballot initiatives, legislative collaboration and public education campaigns.”

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Trump Administration Confirms Marijuana Legalization Advocate Being Considered to Head FDA

Sean Spicer, President Donald Trump’s Press Secretary, has confirmed previous reports that Jim O’Neil is being considered to lead the Food and Drug Administration.

O’Neil is not only a strong supporter of legalizing marijuana, he has actively worked towards it as a Board of Directors member for the Coalition for Cannabis Policy Reform, which helped legalized cannabis in California.

According to Spicer, both O’Neil and biotech executive Balaji Srnivasan “are being considered” for head of the FDA.

Both O’Neil and Srnivasan have connections with billionaire Peter Thiel, who co-founded Paypal and was an early investor in Facebook. Thiel is a supporter of Donald Trump and also supports legalizing marijuana.

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