Petition to appoint a doctor or scientist to the DEA and ONDCP

Discussion in 'Marijuana Legalization' started by seabourne, Feb 6, 2011.

  1. One would think the DEA and ONDCP has doctors or scientists on staff. Sadly this is not so - we would like to see that changed and believe it is a step to change.

    Dear President Obama,
    It makes no sense that the DEA and ONDCP are run solely by law enforcement officials. These individuals have no medical or scientific training. It is obvious they do not take any scientific studies into consideration. Someone in charge of a drug policy should have scientific knowledge about drugs or at the very least medical training in medicines and drugs. Those in charge of the DEA and ONDCP simply tout the same falasies based on old gutter science, and yellow journalism portrayed in the past. We citizens are wiser than this and deserve better than touted falasies and dishonest tactics, even if they are out of ignorance. There is no excuse for ignorance by those in charge. Much has been discovered in recent times. The science done over the last 40 years needs to be taken into consideration, not simply ignored.

    The Vienna Declaration was drafted by a team of international experts and initiated by several of the world’s leading HIV and drug policy scientific bodies: the International AIDS Society, the International Centre for Science in Drug Policy (ICSDP), and the BC Centre for Excellence in
    HIV/AIDS. It was launched as the the official declaration of the XVIII International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2010) held in Vienna, Austria in July 2010. The Vienna Declaration advocates for evidence based drug policy and strengthen the call for policies driven by evidence.

    Please find out more at Vienna Declaration

    With this in mind, please appoint a doctor or scientist to head the ONDCP and the DEA. If not, at the very least appoint a medical doctor or a scientist to each department with equal power and say, a co-chair so to speak.

    Thank you for your time and consideration.
    Sincerely,

    Please sign the letter petition to appoint a doctor or scientist to the DEA and ONDCP.
    Appoint a doctor or scientist to the DEA and ONDCP | Change.org
    Thank you!
     
  2. To be honest, I think the USA would be a better place if instead of electing rich fools as politicians, we elected the upper echelons of academia such as scientists and doctors.
     
  3. I concur with this guy^ Because they are supposed to be looking out for our health and well being. It's their profession.

    The govt cares not about our well being, more about our cooperation and compliance

    BTW, it took me to a page where I just filled out my name and adress. Did i do it right?
     
  4. As long as you clicked the sign button after you sure did! Please let your friendlies know about it and ask them to sign it also. Let's make some changes!

    Checkout Activist Cat Home Page you can find more petitions, and it is a great website for changing the minds of politicians. I have had quite a bit of luck asking them to review the material posted there. Some amazing responses!
     
  5. just goes to show obama is a puppet, he promised his administration would run on a little more science so if hes not game for this just another showing of how we gotta vote'm out
     
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