We've started to address it in a serious way. Cracking down on doc shopping. Providing better treatment options. Limiting first fills on opioids.
We also need to make sure a second chance actually is a second chance. Vivitrol has been called a "Miracle Drug"--blocking heroin and painkiller addictions, even alcoholism, and allowing millions of Americans to gain their lives back. This morning I signed an Executive Order so that people leaving our prison system have the opportunity to be treated with this blocker, to maximize their success of never ever going back. Chances are addiction, in some form, has touched the lives of everyone here today.
Democratic opponent Ann Kirkpatrick, on the other hand, voted on at least two occasions for amendments to protect state medical marijuana laws from federal interference. She also voted for a broader amendment to prevent the Department of Justice from interfering with any state marijuana laws, including ones that legalize recreational use. However, she also sponsored two versions of legislation to prevent people from using or withdrawing food stamp benefits at marijuana dispensaries.
A: Colorado and Washington have given the rest of the country an opportunity to see how the experiment with legalized recreational marijuana use works. As governor, if the public votes to support recreational marijuana use, I'll follow the will of the voters, but make sure that it is implemented responsibly in order to protect children and public safety.
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