State of Hawaii Archives: on Drugs


Benjamin Cayetano: Philosophy shift to treatment instead of punishment

The federal, state and county governments have waged a “war against drugs,” relying mainly on law enforcement and punishment to deter illegal drug use. [California & Arizona instead] declared drug abuse a health problem. It’s time for a shift in philosophy here in Hawaii. Therefore, I will submit legislation that will mandate treatment instead of punishment for non-violent, first-time offenders. [Let’s] establish “best practices” regulations to assure high quality, effective treatment programs.
Source: 2001 State of the State address to Hawaii Legislature Jan 22, 2001

Charles Djou: Prohibit the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes

Source: 2000 Hawaii Legislative National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 2000

Brian Schatz: Criminalize date-rape drugs as controlled substances

Source: Hawaii Legislative 1996 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1996

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