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Wed Feb 12, 2014, 05:02 PM

Cohen (D-TN): Unmuzzle the Drug Czar Bill

http://blog.mpp.org/prohibition/new-bill-in-congress-would-make-drug-czar-respect-science/02122014/

U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced a bill Tuesday that would change federal law so that the director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), commonly known as the “drug czar,” is no longer prohibited from studying the legalization of marijuana and no longer required to oppose attempts to legalize marijuana for medical or broader adult use.

Specifically, H.R. 4046, the Unmuzzle the Drug Czar Act of 2014, would amend the Office of National Drug Control Policy Reauthorization Act of 1998 to remove the following language from the obligations of the director:

(12) shall ensure that no Federal funds appropriated to the Office of National Drug Control Policy shall be expended for any study or contract relating to the legalization (for a medical use or any other use) of a substance listed in schedule I of [the Controlled Substances Act] and.take such actions as necessary to oppose any attempt to legalize the use of a substance (in any form) that –

(A) is listed in schedule I of section 812 of this title; and

(B) has not been approved for use for medical purposes by the Food and Drug Administration;

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RainDog Feb 2014 OP
tridim Feb 2014 #1
RainDog Feb 2014 #4
Jesus Malverde Feb 2014 #2
RainDog Feb 2014 #3
RainDog Feb 2014 #5

Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 05:09 PM

1. Yep. The Democrats are Federally legalizing Cannabis.

The sausage-making phase has begun. Somebody pinch me!

Almost. There. Stay on target...

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Response to tridim (Reply #1)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 05:18 PM

4. Ultimately we want Congress to do its job

Because there are so many ways the law has been used to prevent common sense regarding cannabis.

It helps to have a President and AG who are not bringing down federal power on the states that are making this situation possible.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 05:13 PM

2. For some reason I pictured unmuzzeling as meaning to go even more rabid...

Shocking to see sanity at work!

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Response to Jesus Malverde (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 05:16 PM

3. Hope this goes through

with the recent decriminalization in D.C. and medical marijuana dispensaries in the capital - it's sort of silly to keep up the status quo.

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Response to RainDog (Original post)

Wed Feb 12, 2014, 07:50 PM

5. evening kick

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