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Programming Note

Gil Kerlikowske, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) will be on C-Span’s Washington Journal Thursday morning at 7:30 am EST.

Director Kerlikowske will discuss the National Drug Control Strategy.

Live streaming of the show.

Call in with your questions. They also take viewers questions and comments via e-mail ( and Twitter […]

Outrageous OpEd of the Week

We haven’t had one of these to make fun of for awhile…

Here’s Dakota County Attorney James Backstrom writing at Minnesota Public Radio’s website: Marijuana, America’s most dangerous illegal drug

Here are some lowlights:

Methamphetamine, cocaine and heroin may be America’s most addictive and destructive drugs, but marijuana is the most dangerous illegal drug in […]

ONDCP hires anarchist?

Two new officials were confirmed for posts at the ONDCP: David Mineta as Deputy Director of Demand Reduction, and Benjamin Tucker as Deputy Director of State, Local and Tribal Affairs.

I was doing a little quick checking into these folks and when I googled Benjamin Tucker, I found some fascinating quotes….

To force a […]

NIDA discusses drugged driving

NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) hosted a meeting in March called “Drugged Driving: Future Research Directions” and here is the summary of that meeting.

It’s an interesting read, though frustrating since, while supposedly part of the mandate is to determine the problem’s magnitude, the participants seem to have little interest in that area, and […]