Act now to abolish the drug czar's office
Dear Hammer:

Want to eliminate the White House drug czar's office for good?

Last month, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) introduced an amendment to the ONDCP Reauthorization Act (H.R. 2829) that would have eliminated the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) - the drug czar's office - in five years.

While the amendment didn't pass, it received 85 "yes" votes, including 47 from Republicans. This is a major development in MPP's ongoing campaign to eliminate all funding for ONDCP's wasteful, misleading, and ineffective anti-marijuana ad campaign.

Would you please ask Congress to eliminate the drug czar's office the next time it comes up for a vote? It takes just one minute to take action.
The drug czar's office is the source of those outrageous TV ads featuring teenagers under the influence of marijuana committing violent crimes - such as stoned teenagers driving over a little girl on a bicycle, one stoned teenager shooting another in his parents' den, another stoned teenager date-raping another, and a teenager who gets pregnant because she smoked marijuana.
Fortunately, MPP's lobbying efforts have helped reduce the budget for these ads by $80 million since 2002 (from $180 million in 2002 to $100 million in 2006) - a 44% reduction over five years.

We'll continue pushing in Congress until the ads, and the drug czar's office, are eradicated altogether. Would you please help by sending a letter to your members of Congress today?

And, while you're at MPP's online action center, please also take a minute to ask your U.S. House member to vote for the Hinchey-Rohrabacher amendment, which would prohibit the U.S. Justice Department (which includes the DEA) from spending any taxpayer money to arrest or prosecute medical marijuana patients in the 11 states where medical marijuana is legal. It's easy - please just click here.

Thank you.
Rob Kampia
Executive Director
Marijuana Policy Project
Washington, D.C.