Tag: Office of National Drug Control Policy

Trump Administration May Eliminate Office of National Drug Control Policy/Drug Czar Position

The Trump Administration may eliminate the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), which is headed by the nation’s “Drug Czar”. According to the New York Times, the White House budget office has drafted a hit list of programs that President Trump could eliminate to trim domestic spending. The Times states that, “Mr. Trump has …

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Senators Push Feds to Ease Restrictions on Cannabis Research

By Sarah Ferris, TheHill.com Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wants to make it easier for government-paid researchers to study marijuana – and not just its negative side effects. Eight Democratic senators, led by Warren, are urging federal health and drug officials to address the “data shortfall” on potential health benefits of medical marijuana by making it …

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U.S. Senate Confirms Michael Botticelli As White House Drug Czar

Interim drug czar Michael Botticelli has been confirmed by the United States Senate as the permanent holder of the position. Drug czar is the unofficial, though oft-cited, title for the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Michael Botticelli recently made news by announcing that he supports Washington D.C.’s ability to spend …

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