Former Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"Legalization is not in the president's vocabulary, and it's not in mine. Marijuana is dangerous and has no medicinal benefit."
Press conference following $1.2 billion marijuana raid in Fresno, CA, as quoted in "Drug Czar: Feds Won't Support Legalized Pot," by Marc Benjamin of the Fresno Bee, July 22, 2009
[Editor's Note: Kerlikowske was the Police Chief of Seattle, Washington, where medical marijuana has been legal since 1998. We were unable to find a position statement from him during this period or any time prior to July 22, 2009]