DHS memo to Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America.
Tracking #

DHS 2018-HQFO-01427

Due Sept. 27, 2018
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: CJ Ciaramella

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

- The DHS memo recently submitted to the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee regarding the negative impacts of marijuana legalization and increased use.

For background, according to a BuzzFeed News report, the White House recently ordered 14 agencies, including the Department of Homeland Security, to submit two-page, bulleted fact sheets no later than Aug. 10 that would “identify marijuana threats; issues created by state marijuana initiatives; and consequences of use, production, and trafficking on national health, safety, and security”: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/dominicholden/trump-secret-committee-anti-marijuana

I therefore request that fact sheet and any other material submitted to the White House in response to its order.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.


CJ Ciaramella

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good morning CJ,

We received your FOIA request attached but I am not able to quickly find out what office here at DHS may have such a record or been tasked with preparing such a record.

The link in the request letter did not work.

Please let me know if you have any further information about where at DHS was tasked to do such a letter.

Maura Busch
Government Information Specialist
Privacy Office
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Main: 1.866.431.0486
Direct: (202) 570-2018
Fax: (202) 343-4011
Visit our FOIA website

From: Department of Homeland Security

Good Morning,
Attached is our acknowledgment of your DHS FOIA request.  If you need to contact this office again concerning your request, please provide the DHS reference number. This will enable us to quickly retrieve the information you are seeking and reduce our response time. This office can be reached at 866-431-0486.
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From: Muckrock Staff

To Whom It May Concern:
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