The Drug Czar’s “blog” is boasting:
Today, California Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack nominated Director Kerlikowske for the 2011 Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, based on his proven leadership in the Nation’s efforts to reduce drug use and its consequences.
Outstanding government service. Really? Maybe it’s because he ended the drug war. Or failed to include the word “legalization” in his vocabulary.
Funny thing is, this is an award from the American Medical Association. And Director Kerlikowski has not been particularly interested in what they have to say. The ONDCP website still claims the American Medical Association to be
â€œ…AMA recommends that marijuana be retained in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act…”
despite the fact that the AMA has demonstrated a strong interest in changing that.