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US Department of Transportation (DOT) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Dec. 2005

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Description:

“The Department of Transportation was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, the Department’s first official day of operation was April 1, 1967.”

“The Act which I sign today is the most important transportation legislation of our lifetime … It is one of the essential building blocks in our preparation for the future … Transportation has truly emerged as a significant part of our national life. As a basic force in our society, its progress must be accelerated so that the quality of our life can be improved.” — President Lyndon Baines Johnson, signing the DOT Act, October 15, 1966.

DOT website (accessed Dec. 2005)

Mission:

“The mission of the Department is to: Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future.”

DOT website (accessed Dec. 2005)

Other:
US government agency
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  1. Does Marijuana Use Significantly Impair Driving Ability Even When Not under the Immediate Effects of the Drug?