State of North Carolina secondary Archives: on Drugs


Roy Cooper: Eliminate stigma & encourage opioid addicts to get treatment

One of the most frightening developments in our country and state is the opioid and substance abuse crisis. It threatens lives, rips apart families and can create a shortage of qualified workers.

In my hometown of Nashville, North Carolina, Police Chief Tom Bashore is working to combat this addiction crisis. Last February, Chief Bashore and the Nashville Police Department launched the "Hope Initiative," the first program in North Carolina encouraging opioid addicts to walk into a police station seeking treatment without fear of arrest.

Recognizing that addiction is a disease, Chief Bashore has engaged with the community to eliminate the stigma surrounding opioid addiction and encourage addicts to seek treatment.

My budget directs mental health and law enforcement funding in a multi-pronged approach to combat the substance abuse crisis. This is an area where we must find common ground to help our friends and neighbors gripped by addiction.

Source: 2017 North Carolina State of the State address Mar 13, 2017

Deborah Ross: Supports medical marijuana

Q: On Marijuana: Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana?

Ross: Supports medical marijuana

Burr: No. Opposes medical and recreational. Recent public statements focus on enforcing federal law regarding marijuana. Opposes medical as well as recreational use, stating in 2010 that "I'm on the record for believing that medical marijuana has no real intrinsic values that you can't get through other things."

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 North Carolina Senate race Oct 9, 2016

Richard Burr: Marijuana has no value that you can't get thru other things

Q: On Marijuana: Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana?

Ross: Supports medical marijuana

Burr: No. Opposes medical and recreational. Recent public statements focus on enforcing federal law regarding marijuana. Opposes medical as well as recreational use, stating in 2010 that "I'm on the record for believing that medical marijuana has no real intrinsic values that you can't get through other things."

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 North Carolina Senate race Oct 9, 2016

Sean Haugh: End the Drug War

In the first ever US Senate Libertarian candidates forum, Sean Haugh outlined several areas where his views contrasted with those of his opponent, Tim D'Annunzio, including:
Source: 2014 North Carolina Senate campaign website, SeanHaugh.com Jul 2, 2014

Sean Haugh: War on drugs is a war on our own people

Both candidates agree the federal government should not be involved in enacting and enforcing drug laws, though D'Annunzio said an argument might be made that drugs could be regulated as interstate commerce. He said he is "on the fence" with drug legalization, especially illegal drugs that are more powerful than marijuana, but that decision should rest with the states.

"The war on drugs is a war, not only on our own people now, but a war between the state and federal governments," said Haugh, who favors releasing all nonviolent prisoners jailed on drug charges. The country has shifted too far when militarized police SWAT teams raid homes because someone is smoking a plant, he said.

Source: Carolina Journal on 2014 North Carolina Senate debate Apr 8, 2014

Pat McCrory: Coordinated effort against cartel drug rings

Because this issue of drugs and alcohol are penetrating our families and our communities, I have instructed my Head of Public Safety to ensure that all state law enforcement officials will fight a coordinated effort against the cartel drug rings that are currently in North Carolina as we speak. We cannot ignore them, we must identify them, and we must get them out of this state now. The sheriffs will tell you this. We need to let people know about this issue.

I also want to collaborate with our educational leaders to ensure that our schools and universities have a strategy to change the culture--to change the culture that I've seen first-hand--of binge drinking and so called recreational drug use. There must be enforcement in our schools and universities of their own policies and enforcement of our laws. And in addition, we must offer help to these students who are doing harm to themselves and to their families.

Source: 2013 North Carolina State of the State Address Feb 18, 2013

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2016 Presidential contenders on Drugs:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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