Anti-Marijuana Zealot Still Employed By Obama

  • by Allen St. Pierre, Former NORML Executive Director August 26, 2009
    No employee of the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) sans the director has ever drawn more public and academic criticism than David Murray, ONDCP’s chief scientist.

    Virtually an entire book was derived from the ONDCP’s twisting science and statistical data during Murray’s eight-year tenure—Dr. Matthew Robinson’s Lies, Damn Lies and Drug War Statistics, A Critical Analysis Of Claims Made By The ONDCP. You can watch Murray and Robinson debate about the drug war and ONDCP’s methodology at the Cato Institute here.

    Question: When will Obama and Holder finally kick Murray to the curb and replace him with someone other than another anti-cannabis zealot masquerading as a ‘scientist’?

    The Washington Monthly’s Charlie Homans cast some much needed, white hot light in Mr. Murray’s direction.
    The Bushie Obama Can’t Fire
    by Charles Homans
    August 25, 2009

    67 responses to “Anti-Marijuana Zealot Still Employed By Obama”

    1. Mike Stroup says:

      Wish I had a nickel for every idiot on the public payroll. And these are the people telling us how to run our lives.

    2. S. Benetowa says:

      Too many people know the truth about cannabis’s medical efficacy and several thousand year history as a medicine for our government to pay people to spread blatant lies about cannabis.

      Obscuring, distorting and/or concealing vital medical information is unconscionable and un-American. Even more unconscionable is the fact Murray gets paid 6-figures to spread fear and blatant lies.

      Hopefully, Gil or Barack will collar Murray and assign Murray to the window-less, computer-less room ASAP. And if Gil continues to lie about cannabis’s medical efficacy, maybe he can get his special room too.

    3. John says:

      Watching the debate with Murray is absolutely infuriating. It took all I had to make it through the entirety of it. He needs to be fired immediately.

    4. ray says:

      go David Murray go…get the hell out of here….we don’t want you any more; you have overstayed your welcome

    5. General-Jake says:

      Dam relic bastard. Representative of archaic and inhumane ideals and beliefs. Like a prohibitionist Frankenstein locked away safely in keep. Id like to lead a pitchfork and torch equiped mob to oust him from his government paid sanctuary.

    6. The Oracle says:

      Murray has definitely got to go. Help him get a job that pays better with a conservative think tank that we can ignore.

      (I make plenty of spelling mistakes myself and have let spellcheck change things to the wrong word and missed it so I’m no one to criticize, but as a city boy I believe the expresson is to kick someone to the curb, as in put them out on the street.)

      Kick him the hell out of the country, along with El Sohly! Singapore can have them!

      Kerlikowske had better show everyone he is in charge, he is running the place and get rid of this prohibitionist. If he doesn’t it just demonstrates the the prohibitionists are still in charge and Murray still has enough influence to be calling the shots. If he doesn’t change things around, it’s a sick and twisted ONDCP version on Animal Farm where Kerlikowske says beforehand that he’s going to change things but once he gets in charge keeps things the same for all of us misrerable wretches beneath him while he covers his own ass and serves only imself and networks to enrich himself with the DC elite.

    7. Benjamin Mann says:

      “kick Murray to the curb,” not “kick Murray to the curve.” The latter makes no sense.

      [Editor’s note: Thank you!]

    8. Bobreaze says:

      Man 47 million dollars to lie must be nice to work in the government. Now only if we could get real change and stop wasting our resources fighting the devil weed. Then we could spend that extra money on violent crimes, improving education, and bringing the cost of secondary education down to a resonable level. These are things i support changes that will change the US instead of the same old same old with a new face and name. So whats so funny Mr.Obama you did pot so have millions americans. Stop wasting our money on bad policies it is not funny so I suggest you change your attitude if you want to have my support.

    9. Bobreaze says:

      Edit to my earlier post spend the money catching violent criminals not on them like giving it to them.

    10. everyone should watch the ONDCP video at the top of this page! the only thing i dont like about it is that the quality is very poor and you cant read whats displayed from the projector and of course i dont like how insanely cocky and unprofessional David Murray is. I am convinced that if you put David Murray and Allen St. Pierre in a marijuana only debate that Murray would crumble, just like he did after Allen’s 3rd question. We need to get this guy out of Washington! Great work Allen and to all at NORML!