Shocking: Your Tax Dollars Pay for the Drug Czar to Lie!

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Current acting "drug czar" Michael Botticelli
Current acting “drug czar” Michael Botticelli

The director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) , AKA the “Drug Czar,” is obviously an advocate for the federal government’s position regarding the drug war. But what you may not realize is that the Drug Czar and his office are mandated by Congress to tell lies!

Here’s part of the “official duties” of this office:

(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 section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812) and take such actions as necessary to oppose any attempt to legalize the use of a substance (in any form) that–

  1. is listed in schedule I of section 202 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 812); and
  2. has not been approved for use for medical purposes by the Food and Drug Administration;

So there you have it. Regardless of any scientific facts that prove otherwise, the Drug Czar and those under his direction are REQUIRED to keep up the ruse that the Drug War is working and that marijuana has no accepted medical use.   Kind of difficult to accept the government’s position on marijuana as fact knowing that to be true. Even worse?  Your tax dollars pay the government to lie to you.

About the author 

Cheri Sicard

Cheri Sicard is the editor of, the author of Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women (2015, Seal Press) and The Cannabis Gourmet Cookbook (2012, Z-Dog Media). Her blog is

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