Office of National Drug Control Policy: decadent and depraved

Few government bureaucrats have any connection to reality, but the ONDCP lives in an extra special world of its own creation. Did you know that communications director Rafael Lemaitre has a twitter feed? I am one of the 200-odd people following it, so you don’t have to be. If you want to follow someone, follow me @TheFederalGovt.

The Monitoring the Future survey for 2011 (MTF11) gives figures on youth drug use. Lemaitre live-tweeted the release of the results at the National Press Club this past Wednesday. (Best read from the bottom up)

Seriously!?!?! This is the lesson he draws? We primarily tackle alcohol and tobacco through regulation, taxation, education and treatment. Teen use of those substances is down dramatically. We primarily tackle marijuana with criminal sanctions, and teen use is at a 30 year high. I can’t think of stronger evidence against the status quo. Yet the drug warrior’s response to colossal failure is – more of the same.

How much longer do we have to pay for this idiocy?

Robert Morris

Robert Morris Tweets @TheFederalGovt, posts video as the More Freedom Foundation, and has written a quick pamphlet on the drug war that can be found here.

  1. They are idiotically admitting that if marijuana was regulated like tobacco and alcohol then it wouldn’t be as much of a problem keeping it away from teens.

    No, they’re not powerless, just stupid.

    1. Wear them down with facts and erode from the bottom, eventually the whole thing falls over on its own.

  2. If you look at the founding documents, the presidential order which formed these agencies, you will find that the DEA is forbidden by this document from casting any positive light on marijuana.  The more you look, the more you realize that this group of bureaucrats is just a batch of professional liars trying to preserve their jobs.  Without the cannabis consumers to persecute, these agencies could not cost justify the expenditure of billions of dollars to promote their ideas.  And how can they possibly say that cannabis has no medical use when HHS has a patent on medical use of marijuana.