America’s drug czar sat down with Canadian publication Maclean’s to bad-mouth his boss, President Obama, for not talking tough enough on pot, and to claim that marijuana is a worse public health problem than OxyContin.
“More people are dying of prescription drug abuse than heroin and cocaine combined,” Gil Kerlikowske said, right before he labeled pot America’s number-one drug problem, despite the fact that you cannot overdose on it.
“After marijuana, we see prescription drugs as the next most significant drug problem we have,” he said. Wow.
Kerlikowske also outlined his plan for legalization in Colorado and Washington: catching the big fish, regardless of state law.