MPP Responds to Reports of New Drug Czar Nominee Tom Marino

Apr 17, 2017 , , , , ,


Rep. Tom Marino

The Marijuana Policy Project has issued the statement below in response to reports that Congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) will be named the next director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), also known as the “drug czar.”

As a member of Congress, Marino has consistently voted against marijuana policy reform legislation.

MPP’s Robert Capecchi released the following statement in a press release:

“We are disappointed but not at all surprised to hear a marijuana prohibitionist is being selected as the next drug czar. After all, whoever fills the position is required by law to oppose any attempts to legalize the use of marijuana for any purpose.

“Despite a steady stream of anti-marijuana drug czars over the past several decades, 28 states have legalized marijuana for medical use and eight states have enacted laws regulating it for adult use. We expect that trend to continue regardless of who the next drug czar is.

“President Trump repeatedly said he believes states should be able to determine their own marijuana policies, and the vast majority of Americans agree. We remain hopeful that the administration will respect state marijuana laws. It is also critical that Congress take action to ease the tension that exists between state and federal marijuana laws.”


3 responses to “MPP Responds to Reports of New Drug Czar Nominee Tom Marino”

  1. The definition of insanity is doing the thing over and over again and expecting different results, namely cannabis prohibition

  2. I think since state after state has come to legalize Cannabis Its time for federal government move marijuana off the criminal statues for good , However if they refuse and start arresting campaign I think there be war if the federal government failure continues NO one NO one wants attacks by police over this nor do they want continue the lies and foolishness of the federal reasoning , The people now have 28 states and counting soon to be 32 if this drug zealot done his home work he in for bit of truth ,

  3. I don’t think truth matters to republicans. Just money. Money is an addiction also. Like cocaine, you gotta have more more more. I wonder how many thousands of dollars has been given to him and sessions from the alcohol and tobacco industry through the years. Funny how republicans greed, racism, sexism, and the lives of their constituents matters little, but what they don’t approve of from us is unacceptable. If pesticides scientists told the EPA should be banned because of potential effects on children don’t matter to them, science about mj won’t either. We will ultimately prevail though. Our votes in 2018 and 2020 will too…… Thanks MPP!

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