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Stacey Abrams on Drugs
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger
Click here for 2 full quotes by Stacey Abrams OR click here for Stacey Abrams on other issues.
  • Expand list of conditions for medical marijuana. (Mar 2017)
  • Add fentanyl to list of criminalized opioids. (Mar 2017)
Justin Amash on Drugs
Independent MI Rep; possible Presidential Challenger
Click here for 3 full quotes by Justin Amash OR click here for Justin Amash on other issues.
  • Sponsored no federal enforcement against legal state marijuana. (Apr 2013)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Feb 2013)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Michael Bennet on Drugs
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CO Senator
Click here for 6 full quotes by Michael Bennet OR click here for Michael Bennet on other issues.
  • Marijuana Justice Act: decriminalize pot & expunge records. (May 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to end Federal ban on marijuana. (May 2019)
  • Let states experiment with marijuana; address racial issues. (Jan 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for TV ads to prevent teenage meth use. (Apr 2010)
  • Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Apr 2015)
Joe Biden on Drugs
Former Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 28 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • Nobody should be in jail for smoking marijuana. (May 2019)
  • 2000s: mandatory minimum for marijuana; 2019: decriminalize. (May 2019)
  • Supports marijuana decriminalization, not legalization. (Apr 2019)
  • Harsh sentences for crack were a mistake; worked to rectify. (Mar 2019)
  • Long record of opposing marijuana legalization. (Feb 2019)
  • Forbid government study of legalization. (Feb 2019)
  • Treating crack, powdered cocaine differently was an unjust. (Jan 2019)
  • 1989: Bush didn't go far enough in War on Drugs. (Aug 2018)
  • Proud of backing tough drug laws & penalties. (Aug 2018)
  • 1981: Militarized domestic police against drugs. (Aug 2018)
  • Never touched beer, alcohol, cigarettes, or pot. (Oct 2017)
  • OpEd: Executive privilege doesn't apply to "Fast & Furious". (Jun 2012)
  • Marijuana is a gateway drug; legalization is a mistake. (Dec 2010)
  • 1988: Crafted new law creating national Drug Czar. (Oct 2010)
  • 1990 crime bill: tougher penalties for drug offenders. (Oct 2010)
  • Took lead on drug policy & narcotics control. (Nov 2007)
  • National ban on smoking would reduce chronic illnesses. (Sep 2007)
  • Absolutely do not lower drinking age from 21. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: 40,000 babies with alcohol syndrome, not 300,000. (Sep 2007)
  • Increase penalties for dealing drugs near schools. (Sep 2007)
  • Most violent crime is related to drugs. (Jul 2007)
  • Divert drug offenders out of prison system. (Jun 2007)
  • Created nation’s Drug Czar Office & drug courts. (Dec 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
  • Rename "Drug Abuse" institute as "Diseases of Addiction". (Mar 2007)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Enhance interdiction by criminalizing unflagged submarines. (Jul 2008)
Mike Bloomberg on Drugs
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Click here for 6 full quotes by Mike Bloomberg OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • No legalization; pot lowers IQ by 5 to 10 points. (Feb 2015)
  • You bet I smoked pot, and I enjoyed it; but. (Nov 2011)
  • Stopped smoking at 30; then became anti-smoking proselytizer. (Sep 2010)
  • Dubbed "Mommy Mayor" and "Nanny Bloomberg" for anti-smoking. (Sep 2010)
  • You bet I smoked pot; and I enjoyed it. (Apr 2002)
  • NYPD will continue to vigorously enforce drug laws. (Apr 2002)
Cory Booker on Drugs
Mayor of Newark; N.J. Senator
Click here for 15 full quotes by Cory Booker OR click here for Cory Booker on other issues.
  • Opioid manufacturers should be held criminally liable. (Jun 2019)
  • Legalize marijuana nationally including recreational use. (May 2019)
  • Decriminalize marijuana; expunge past criminal records. (Mar 2019)
  • Legalize marijuana federally, plus state incentives. (Feb 2019)
  • Opposes Drug War, but control border for opioid precursors. (Apr 2017)
  • Give addicts treatment instead of long sentences. (Feb 2016)
  • Drug war isn't waged in privileged communities. (Feb 2016)
  • Staged sit-in at urban housing to disrupt drug trade. (Feb 2016)
  • Minorities imprisoned for drugs at 6 times rate for whites. (Apr 2015)
  • End mandatory sentencing for nonviolent drug offenders. (Apr 2015)
  • The drug war is an abject failure. (Jan 2014)
  • The war on drugs has failed; support medical marijuana. (Jul 2012)
  • Never attracted to drink and drugs, even as teenager. (Sep 2010)
  • Community courts for minor crimes like drug possession. (Feb 2009)
  • Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Steve Bullock on Drugs
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MT Governor
Click here for 2 full quotes by Steve Bullock OR click here for Steve Bullock on other issues.
  • Confront the invisible epidemic of prescription drug abuse. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Pete Buttigieg on Drugs
Democratic Presidential Challenger; IN Mayor
Click here for 3 full quotes by Pete Buttigieg OR click here for Pete Buttigieg on other issues.
  • Decriminalize and legalize marijuana. (May 2019)
  • Marijuana is personal responsibility issue; move to legalize. (May 2019)
  • Focus on opioid treatment options, not just defining problem. (Feb 2019)
Julian Castro on Drugs
Democratic Presidential Challenger; former HUD Secretary
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  • Decriminalize and legalize marijuana. (May 2019)
  • Crack down on traffickers of dangerous drugs like fentanyl. (Apr 2019)
  • Legalize and regulate marijuana; expunge criminal records. (Apr 2019)
Hillary Clinton on Drugs
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 15 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • $10B to prevent quiet epidemic of drug & alcohol addiction. (Oct 2016)
  • $1B per year to help states with opioid epidemic. (Jan 2016)
  • $10B plan for opiate addiction over 10 years. (Dec 2015)
  • Stop imprisoning marijuana users. (Oct 2015)
  • More drug diversion; more community policing. (Apr 2015)
  • Medical marijuana now; wait-and-see on recreational pot. (Jul 2014)
  • Medical marijuana maybe ok; states decide recreational use. (Jun 2014)
  • Reduce sentencing disparity for crack, but not retroactively. (Dec 2007)
  • 1969: held herself aloof from college drug counterculture. (Jul 2007)
  • Divert non-violent drug offenders away from prison. (Jun 2007)
  • Address drug problem with treatment and special drug courts. (Oct 2000)
  • Ambiguous reports of 1960s college alcohol & drug use. (Aug 1999)
  • Involved parents most influential in reducing teen drug use. (Sep 1996)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Bill de Blasio on Drugs
NYC Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
Click here for 3 full quotes by Bill de Blasio OR click here for Bill de Blasio on other issues.
  • Ban all alcohol advertising on city property. (May 2019)
  • Sue Big Pharma for opioid addiction; open overdose centers. (Jan 2019)
  • 50,000 arrests for marijuana possession unjust and wrong. (Oct 2013)
John Delaney on Drugs
Democratic candidate for President; U.S. Rep from MD-6
Click here for 4 full quotes by John Delaney OR click here for John Delaney on other issues.
  • Remove marijuana from Schedule I; remake guidelines. (May 2019)
  • Let states regulate and tax marijuana. (Mar 2019)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Apr 2015)
Tulsi Gabbard on Drugs
Democratic Presidential Challenger; HI Rep.
Click here for 6 full quotes by Tulsi Gabbard OR click here for Tulsi Gabbard on other issues.
  • End failed war on drugs, opioid addiction is medical crisis. (Mar 2019)
  • Let states legalize marijuana; non-user supports free choice. (Mar 2019)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Aug 2012)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Feb 2013)
  • Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Apr 2015)
Kirsten Gillibrand on Drugs
Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 4 full quotes by Kirsten Gillibrand OR click here for Kirsten Gillibrand on other issues.
  • Marijuana Justice Act: decriminalize pot & expunge records. (May 2019)
  • Rated 50% by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Criminalize imports of opioid precursors. (Feb 2017)
Mike Gravel on Drugs
Libertarian for President; Former Democratic Senator (AK)
Click here for 11 full quotes by Mike Gravel OR click here for Mike Gravel on other issues.
  • Legalize & regulate all drugs, including opioids. (Apr 2019)
  • War on drugs is a total failure. (Nov 2007)
  • Supports national ban on smoking in public places. (Sep 2007)
  • Lower drinking age from 21 to 18 so soldiers can drink. (Sep 2007)
  • Allow buying marijuana at liquor stores. (Aug 2007)
  • Decriminalize hard drugs so we can treat addicts. (Aug 2007)
  • Drug War failing now, like Prohibition failed in 1920s. (Aug 2007)
  • Drugs are public health issue, not criminal issue. (Jun 2007)
  • FactCheck: Only 40% of inmates are black; not 70% as claimed. (Jun 2007)
  • War on drugs loses an entire generation to our prisons. (May 2007)
  • Legalize the use and possession of marijuana. (Feb 2007)
Kamala Harris on Drugs
Democratic candidate for President; California Senator
Click here for 8 full quotes by Kamala Harris OR click here for Kamala Harris on other issues.
  • Co-sponsor of Marijuana Justice Act for legalization. (May 2019)
  • Legalize marijuana: it gives a lot of people joy. (Feb 2019)
  • Dismantle War on Drugs; start with marijuana legalization. (Jan 2019)
  • Opioid crisis requires emergency mobilization. (Jan 2019)
  • Recognize the war on drugs was a failure. (May 2015)
  • Back on Track: re-entry instead of incarceration for drugs. (Apr 2015)
  • Focus on combating transnational gangs. (Apr 2015)
  • Deal with drug addiction in offenders, but still arrest them. (Oct 2009)
Howie Hawkins on Drugs
Green Challenger
Click here for 2 full quotes by Howie Hawkins OR click here for Howie Hawkins on other issues.
  • Big Pharma pushes addictive opioids for profit. (May 2019)
  • End the “War on Drugs”. (Jun 2006)
John Hickenlooper on Drugs
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CO Governor
Click here for 11 full quotes by John Hickenlooper OR click here for John Hickenlooper on other issues.
  • Decriminalize marijuana at state level, but not federally. (May 2019)
  • As teen, grew his own marijuana before it was legal. (Apr 2019)
  • Marijuana legalization works, but leave it to states. (Mar 2019)
  • Supports states permitting marijuana, not federal reform. (Mar 2019)
  • National model for marijuana legalization. (Jan 2018)
  • Voters passed legal pot, and I will uphold the voter's will. (Feb 2017)
  • Regulatory regime to marijuana needs to be strengthened. (Jan 2016)
  • Voters were "reckless" to legalize retail marijuana. (Oct 2014)
  • Failed War on Drugs paved way for pot legalization. (Jul 2014)
  • Now it's legal, but keep marijuana out of the reach of kids. (Jan 2013)
  • Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Larry Hogan on Drugs
Republican Maryland Governor
Click here for 5 full quotes by Larry Hogan OR click here for Larry Hogan on other issues.
  • Make repeated drunk or drugged driving a felony. (Dec 2018)
  • Tougher prosecution of high-level heroin traffickers. (Apr 2018)
  • Created the Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force. (Feb 2017)
  • New tools to pursue criminal organizations in drug trade. (Jul 2016)
  • Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Jay Inslee on Drugs
Democratic WA Governor; Former Representative (WA-1)
Click here for 8 full quotes by Jay Inslee OR click here for Jay Inslee on other issues.
  • Opposed marijuana legalization; now sees it as success. (Apr 2019)
  • Pilot program for growing industrial hemp. (Mar 2016)
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated +20 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 75% by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
John Kasich on Drugs
Republican Governor; previously Representative (OH-12); 2000 & 2016 candidate for President
Click here for 16 full quotes by John Kasich OR click here for John Kasich on other issues.
  • Longer prison sentences for fentanyl-related offenses. (Aug 2018)
  • Make low-level drug use a misdemeanor; treatment not prison. (Aug 2018)
  • Presidents can't solve drug problem; local communities can. (Apr 2017)
  • If we all marched against drugs, we'd win that battle. (Apr 2017)
  • Shut down the pill mills; put crooked doctors in jail. (Apr 2017)
  • StartTalking! Talk to kids to say no to opiates. (Apr 2017)
  • No mixed message: don't do opioids & don't do marijuana. (Mar 2017)
  • 2016: Legalized medical marijuana, with tight regulations. (Mar 2017)
  • Don't send mixed signals to kids by legalizing. (Oct 2015)
  • The tsunami of drugs threatens families. (Aug 2015)
  • 50% lower chance of drug use if kids hear "don't do drugs". (Feb 2015)
  • Refuse to celebrate the drug-filled lifestyle. (May 2006)
  • Educate students that marijuana is a gateway drug. (Oct 1999)
  • Place babies of addicted mothers into foster homes. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Amy Klobuchar on Drugs
DFL Sr Senator (MN)
Click here for 8 full quotes by Amy Klobuchar OR click here for Amy Klobuchar on other issues.
  • Fund treatment & mental health with opioid tax. (May 2019)
  • Opioid manufacturers should help fund treatment. (May 2019)
  • Use drug courts; diversity in law enforcement. (Apr 2019)
  • Reduce sentences for non-violent drug offenders. (Mar 2019)
  • Opioid companies should fund addiction treatment. (Feb 2019)
  • More resources to fight the meth epidemic. (Oct 2006)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Criminalize imports of opioid precursors. (Feb 2017)
Wayne Messam on Drugs
FL Mayor; Democratic Presidential Challenger
Click here for Wayne Messam on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Seth Moulton on Drugs
Democratic Presidential Challenger; MA Rep.
Click here for 2 full quotes by Seth Moulton OR click here for Seth Moulton on other issues.
  • Fewer drug-based convictions; decreased drug offenses. (Sep 2014)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Beto O`Rourke on Drugs
Democratic candidate for President; Texas Senator nominee
Click here for 21 full quotes by Beto O`Rourke OR click here for Beto O`Rourke on other issues.
  • Opioid manufacturers should be held to account. (Jun 2019)
  • Decriminalize marijuana; expunge criminal records. (Apr 2019)
  • 1998 drunk driving: arresting officers say he tried to flee. (Apr 2019)
  • Arrested for drunk driving at age 25; license suspended. (Mar 2019)
  • Dealing Drugs and Death: 2011 call for legalization. (Mar 2019)
  • Treat drug abuse as public health issue, not criminal. (Oct 2018)
  • Long-time advocate for marijuana legalization. (Oct 2018)
  • End prohibition on marijuana, expunge records of possessors. (Aug 2018)
  • 2008 crackdown cost 1,623 lives in Juarez. (Nov 2011)
  • 2008: National debate on ending the prohibition of narcotics. (Nov 2011)
  • Low price of pot means low crime rate. (Nov 2011)
  • Mexico estimates US pot market at $3B; US says $14B. (Nov 2011)
  • War on Drugs expanded from $371M in 1971 to $48,700M today. (Nov 2011)
  • Supply-side enforcement should raise drug prices, but fails. (Nov 2011)
  • Enforcement efforts make illegal drugs profitable & deadly. (Nov 2011)
  • Regulating drug market would bring in billions of revenue. (Nov 2011)
  • Legalization closes "gateway" effect of marijuana. (Nov 2011)
  • 2009: US arrested 758,000 adult citizens for pot possession. (Nov 2011)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Aug 2012)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Feb 2013)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Apr 2015)
Barack Obama on Drugs
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 18 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • We share cross-border drug problem with Mexico. (Sep 2012)
  • Fast & Furious was completely wrongheaded; we've stopped it. (Sep 2012)
  • OpEd: More Mexicans killed in Drug War than soldiers in Iraq. (Aug 2009)
  • Yes, he still smokes while President. (Jun 2009)
  • Look at needle exchange; and expand treatment. (Feb 2008)
  • Fight to rid our communities of meth. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand drug courts; help prisoners with substance abuse. (Feb 2008)
  • 2001: questions harsh penalties for drug dealing. (Oct 2007)
  • Not first candidate to use drugs, but first honest about it. (Oct 2007)
  • Do not lower drinking age from 21 to 18. (Sep 2007)
  • Experimented with cocaine but turned down heroin. (Aug 2007)
  • A “secret smoker”, especially around reporters. (Aug 2007)
  • Smokes cigarettes now; smoked some pot in high school. (Feb 2007)
  • Admitted marijuana use in high school & college. (Jan 2007)
  • Deal with street-level drug dealing as minimum-wage affair. (Oct 2006)
  • Understand why youngsters want to use drugs. (Aug 1996)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Mike Pence on Drugs
Republian nominee for Vice President; Governor of Indiana; former Representative (IN-6)
Click here for 10 full quotes by Mike Pence OR click here for Mike Pence on other issues.
  • Indiana will be tough on narcotics and drug dealers. (Jul 2016)
  • Confront the growing epidemic of drug abuse. (Jan 2016)
  • Signed legislation allowing needle exchange. (Sep 2015)
  • Do not legalize: pot is a gateway drug. (Sep 2015)
  • I don't support legalization of marijuana. (Feb 2014)
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Tim Ryan on Drugs
Democratic Representative (OH-17)
Click here for 7 full quotes by Tim Ryan OR click here for Tim Ryan on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Feb 2013)
  • Rated 75% by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Bernie Sanders on Drugs
Democratic primary challenger; Independent VT Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large)
Click here for 21 full quotes by Bernie Sanders OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Marijuana Justice Act: decriminalize pot & expunge records. (May 2019)
  • Co-sponsored federal legalization of marijuana. (Apr 2019)
  • Why is marijuana treated legally equal to heroin? (May 2018)
  • Racist & failed war on drugs targets people of color. (Aug 2017)
  • We must end the "War on drugs". (Nov 2016)
  • Opioid treatment instead of locking them up. (Nov 2016)
  • Pharmaceutical companies are responsible for opioid epidemic. (Jan 2016)
  • Why police records for marijuana but not white collar crime? (Jan 2016)
  • Take marijuana out of the controlled substances list. (Dec 2015)
  • Treat addiction as a disease, not a crime. (Dec 2015)
  • I would vote for recreational marijuana, to reduce jailings. (Oct 2015)
  • War on drugs is a failed policy; treatment over punishment. (Sep 2015)
  • Decriminalize marijuana and study recreational legalization. (Sep 2015)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Legalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2001)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Aug 2012)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Feb 2013)
  • Rated A+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Apr 2015)
  • Criminalize imports of opioid precursors. (Feb 2017)
Howard Schultz on Drugs
Starbucks CEO; independent candidate for President
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    No stance on record.
Joe Sestak on Drugs
Democratic Senate Challenger; former Navy Admiral
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  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated 75% by NORML, indicating a pro-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
Tom Steyer on Drugs
Democratic Presidential Challenger; CEO
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    No stance on record.
Eric Swalwell on Drugs
Withdrawn Democratic Presidential Challenger; CA Rep
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  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Feb 2013)
  • Rated A by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Apr 2015)
Donald Trump on Drugs
2016 Republican nominee for President; 2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
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  • Opposed allowing vets access to legal cannabis. (May 2019)
  • FactCheck: Wall wouldn't affect drugs coming from Mexico. (Feb 2019)
  • MS-13 gangs in 20 states smuggle in meth & opioids. (Feb 2019)
  • Melania's "Be Best": focus on well-being & opioid abuse. (May 2018)
  • Execute drug dealers to fight opioid epidemic. (Mar 2018)
  • Death penalty for drug dealers. (Mar 2018)
  • Tougher on drug dealers to end scourge of opioids. (Jan 2018)
  • 2016: let states decide on pot; 2018: feds over state law. (Jan 2018)
  • Stop drugs pouring into country & poisoning our youth. (Feb 2017)
  • Apply resources to stop the inflow of opioids into America. (Oct 2016)
  • Agrees with Hillary on cautious approach to legalizing pot. (May 2016)
  • Brother died of alcoholism; so Donald never touched alcohol. (Jan 2016)
  • Study legalization, but don't legalize now. (Nov 2015)
  • Yes to medical marijuana; otherwise, decide state by state. (Oct 2015)
  • 1990: Drug enforcement is a joke; 2015: only medical pot. (Oct 2015)
  • 1991: Illicit drugs should be decriminalized. (Sep 2015)
  • Legalize drugs and use tax revenue to fund drug education. (Apr 2011)
  • Never drinks, smokes, nor does drugs. (Feb 2011)
  • Gave second chance to Miss USA who got caught with drugs. (Sep 2008)
  • Never touched drugs, nor alcohol, tobacco, or coffee. (Jul 2000)
Jesse Ventura on Drugs
Former Independent MN Governor
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  • While we fight "war on drugs", Afghans do our drug business. (Apr 2011)
  • Banks & prison-industrial complex gets rich on the drug war. (Mar 2010)
  • Let states decide medical marijuana laws. (Apr 2008)
  • Treat marijuana like we treat alcohol and tobacco. (Apr 2008)
  • Drug addiction is a health problem, not a crime. (Jul 2000)
  • Drug War fails like Prohibition did. (Jul 2000)
  • Stopped taking steroids & made FDA posters against them. (Jan 1999)
  • Tougher drunk-driving laws for repeat offenders. (Jan 1999)
  • Stop being so afraid of marijuana; some uses are OK. (Jan 1999)
  • The war on drugs has failed; look for other solutions. (Jan 1999)
  • Rethink approach to drugs; “more of the same” fails. (Oct 1998)
  • Jail won’t work when we can’t even keep drugs out of prisons. (Oct 1998)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Arvin Vohra on Drugs
Libertarian candidate for President; Libertarian Party Vice-Ch
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  • Drugs should be as legal as tomatoes. (Mar 2018)
  • Stop the war on drugs; end black market profits. (Dec 2017)
Elizabeth Warren on Drugs
Massachusetts Senator; head of CFPB
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  • Marijuana Justice Act: decriminalize pot & expunge records. (May 2019)
  • Co-sponsored federal legalization of marijuana. (May 2019)
  • Change to pro-legalization of marijuana. (Apr 2019)
  • Legalizing marijuana will reduce opioid deaths. (Feb 2016)
  • Opposes the outright legalization of marijuana. (Apr 2012)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Apr 2015)
  • Criminalize imports of opioid precursors. (Feb 2017)
Bill Weld on Drugs
Libertarian Party nominee for Vice President; former Republican Massachusetts Governor
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  • On board of cannabis company; supported medical marijuana. (Apr 2019)
  • Accept benefits of cannabis; allow vets and seniors to use. (Feb 2019)
  • Tighten opioid prescription rules to keep them off streets. (Jul 2016)
  • 100 million Americans who've smoked dope are not criminals. (Jul 2016)
  • Substance abuse cases should not go to criminal prison. (Jun 2016)
  • Favors medical marijuana and needle-exchange programs. (Aug 2005)
  • Favors "clean" needle giveaways to drug addicts. (Aug 1997)
  • Less welfare for drug users; tougher sentences for offenders. (Oct 1996)
Marianne Williamson on Drugs
Author & Democratic Presidential Challenger
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  • Opioid crisis results from pharma companies drugging America. (Jul 2018)
Andrew Yang on Drugs
Democratic Presidential Challenger & Tech CEO
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  • Decriminalize opiates & marijuana, but not cocaine. (Apr 2019)
  • Legalize marijuana; pardon marijuana-related offenses. (Apr 2019)
  • Pardon non-violent drug offenders, focusing on marijuana. (Apr 2019)
  • War on Drugs has not worked: treatment instead of punishment. (Mar 2019)
  • Full legalization of marijuana; expunge federal convictions. (Mar 2019)
  • Decriminalize small quantities of opioid use and possession. (Mar 2019)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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