Veterans Affairs memo to Marijuana Policy Coordination Committee

CJ Ciaramella filed this request with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of the United States of America.

It is a clone of this request.

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18-12070-F

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From: CJ Ciaramella


To Whom It May Concern:

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

- The 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 Veterans Affairs, 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.

Sincerely,

CJ Ciaramella

From: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Dear Mr. Ciaramella:

This email acknowledges receipt of your electronic Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), dated August 29, 2018, in which you are seeking

* The 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 Veterans Affairs, 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. Request that fact sheet and any other material submitted to the White House in response to its order.

The FOIA Service received this request on August 29, 2018, and assigned it tracking number 18-12070-F. Please refer to this number when communicating with us about your request.

The records you requested, if they exist, would be maintained by the Office of Assistant Secretary for Public & Intergovernmental Affairs (OP&IA). Therefore, we are redirecting your request to this office for a file search and a direct response to you. If you wish to know the status of your request, please contact them directly at the following address:

Department of Veterans Affairs
Attention: Anita Major
OP&IA, (002) VACO
810 Vermont Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20420
Phone: (202) 461-7430
Fax: (202) 495-5228

Questions regarding the status of your request should be directed to Ms. Major.
This concludes the FOIA Service's response to your request.

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