CONGRESSIONAL RECORD ARTICLE EXECUTIVE SESSION Issue and Section: February 09, 2015 - Senate (Vol. 161, No. 21) Page: S852 (PDF)
Mr. Botticelli has also been very clear about the fact that marijuana
remains illegal under the Federal Controlled Substances Act, and has
done much to disavow the notion that marijuana is harmless.
As a person in recovery himself, Mr. Botticelli brings a unique
perspective to the Office of National Drug Control Policy. I believe
this perspective will enable him to successfully implement a national
drug control strategy that recognizes the need for both supply and
demand reduction and appropriately incorporates an effective public
health approach that is coupled with law enforcement efforts.
I look forward to continuing to work with Mr. Botticelli as he leads
the Office of National Drug Control Policy in implementing a whole of
government approach to combatting illegal and illicit drug use.
I believe Michael Botticelli will serve with distinction as the
Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and I urge my
colleagues to confirm his nomination.