Washington, D.C. – Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today sent a letter expressing concerns with a recent news report that the White House has established a so-called Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee to support misinformed conclusions on marijuana. Bennet asked the Office of National Drug Control Policy Acting Director James Carroll to reconsider the administration’s efforts to mislead the American people.
“I am deeply concerned by this intentional effort to mislead the American people,” Bennet wrote. “At a time when we should be investing in objective and peer-reviewed scientific research on marijuana and the effects of legalization, the White House is instead using taxpayer money to spread a politically-driven narrative. What’s perhaps most unfortunate is that my state and others stand ready to work as partners with the federal government to gather the data and research necessary to ensure we are protecting public health and safety.”
“It is my hope that the Administration will re-consider its effort to misuse data for political purposes rather than to support conclusions that are fully grounded in peer-reviewed science.”
A copy of the letter is available HERE.