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

Botticelli
U.S. drug czar Michael Botticelli.

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 of the District, I might not agree about legalization, but I do agree with our own ability to spend our own money the way that we want to do that,” Botticelli said Friday during an event at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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