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Donald Trump Names Tom Marino Next Drug Czar – Marijuana Advocates Not Happy

Pennsylvania Congressmember Tom Marino (R) will serve as the nation’s next Drug Czar. Drug Czar is the unofficial but oft-used title for the director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). As a member of Congress, Marino has consistently voted against marijuana policy reform legislation, even those that are simply medical …

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Trump Administration Names Richard Baum Acting Drug Czar

The Trump Administration has named Richard Blaum as the nation’s acting Drug Czar. Richard Blaum will serve as the Drug Czar until the Senate confirms a permanent director. The Drug Czar is the unofficial but oft-used term for the Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Baum has served in …

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Why Chris Christie Being Trump’s Drug Czar Doesn’t Really Matter

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Recent media reports indicate that President Donald Trump is considering New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as the next U.S. Drug Czar. Here’s why that doesn’t really matter. According to reports, Donald Trump recently had lunch with New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, and is potentially considering him to become the nation’s Drug Czar, which is the …

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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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U.S. Drug Czar: Washington D.C. Should Be Free to Implement Cannabis Legalization

Though he’s legally prohibited from supporting the legalization of cannabis, U.S. drug czar Michael Botticelli – director of the Office of National Drug Policy Control – says that Washington D.C. should be able to implement its own laws using its own funding, even if that means legalizing the distribution of recreational cannabis. “As a resident …

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New Federal Bill Introduced: The Unmuzzle the Drug Czar Act of 2014

Yesterday Representative Steven Cohen of Tennessee introduced The Unmuzzle the Drug Czar Act of 2014 into Congress. The goal of the new bill (H.R. 4046) is to “strike provisions that prohibit the Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy from studying the legalization of marijuana, that require the Director to oppose any attempt …

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