What Does Office of National Drug Control Policy Mean?
The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) is a function of the Executive office of the United States. The Director of the ONDCP reports directly to the President. The office, created in the 1980s under then president Ronald Reagan was created by congress to combat rising drug abuse.
By law, the director is required to advocate against any attempt at the legalization of any narcotic or drug that is currently listed as a schedule 1 substance. As such, the ONDCP spend millions of dollars annually in marketing and advertising campaigns specifically targeted to promote anti-drug messages and to oppose pro-drug legislation at the local and state levels.
The Office of National Drug Control Policy as of March, 2017 is led by Acting Director, Richard Baum.