State of Georgia Archives: on Drugs


David Perdue: Receptive to medical marijuana, but leave it to states

The Washington Post reported that the Obama administration Friday gave the banking industry approval to do business with legal marijuana sellers. Perdue was asked what he thought about this.

"I'm not a doctor, but the only use of marijuana that I would support today would be the medical use of it," he said. "The two doctors in this race have both said that that would be acceptable to them. I've talked to other physicians that think it's a valuable tool to use. I'm basing this on medical thought that that is a tool to use against some treatments for cancer and so forth, and if that can be used medicinally, I would be OK with that."

Loosening restrictions on the use of medical marijuana in Georgia is a decision for the state Legislature, he said. "But as a senator, I'm telling you that I'm going to support the law of the land in the state of Georgia, that's first of all, second of all, that the medicinal use of it is something that I would be receptive to," he said.

Source: Marietta Daily Journal on 2014 Georgia Senate race Feb 16, 2014

Nathan Deal: BUI: Boating Under the Influence: if blood alcohol over .10%

This past summer, Georgia witnessed several tragic accidents on our waterways. We know alcohol is involved in over 50 percent of all boating fatalities each year. On Georgia's roads, if the operator of a vehicle has a Blood Alcohol content of .08 or higher, he can be charged with Driving Under the Influence. However, you cannot be charged with Boating Under the Influence unless your Blood Alcohol level is .10 or higher. The Jake and Griffin Prince BUI Law that I am proposing will change that. If you are too drunk to drive an automobile, you are too drunk to drive a boat!

I will also propose, through the Kile Glover Boat Education Law, that you place age limits and educational requirements on young operators of boats and personal watercraft and that children who are 13 or younger must wear life jackets when riding in an open boat that is moving.

Source: 2013 State of the State address to Georgia Legislature Jan 17, 2013

Vernon Jones: Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs

Source: Georgia Congressional Election 2008 Political Courage Test Jul 2, 2008

Zell Miller: Allow people harmed by drugs to sue drug dealers

Illegal drugs continue to be a significant problem for many families. Iím going to ask you to pass a drug dealer liability law. I want Georgians who are harmed by illegal drugs to be able to sue drug dealers. I believe they ought to be able to sue drug dealers to recover their costs. This could be a start to shifting the huge cost of the damage caused by illegal drugs back to the dealers.
Source: 1997 Georgia State of the State Address Jan 14, 1997

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