Appoint a doctor or scientist to the DEA and ONDCP
A letter to President Obama
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. Please sign our letter to President Obama requesting he appoint a medical doctor or scientist to the DEA and ONDCP.
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 http://www.viennadeclaration.com
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.