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Does the Law Require the Drug Czar To Lie About Legalization? New at Reason

The Office of National Drug Control Policy is required to oppose marijuana legalization at all costs.

svetabelaya/iStocksvetabelaya/iStockSen. Michael Bennet (D–Colo.) says the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has assured him that an upcoming report on marijuana legalization "will be completely objective and dispassionate." That claim is hard to take seriously, since it contradicts the ONDCP's statutory mandate to oppose marijuana legalization by any means necessary, writes Jacob Sullum.

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