State of Missouri Archives: on Drugs


Lester Turilli: Opium is a dangerous˙epidemic˙˙

Q: Your comments on the statement, "Marijuana is a gateway drug"?

A: A dangerous˙epidemic˙our state faces is opium.˙Its use is growing dually through prescription drug abuse and in the ready availability of heroin.˙ Missouri is one of the last states without a˙Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.˙PDMP's are exceedingly efficient tools utilized by government officials for reducing prescription drug abuse and diversion. I advocate a limited PDMP to target only narcotic drugs with a special emphasis on their administration by emergency rooms and clinics.˙ Although˙Marijuana cannot be linked directly to heroin usage, almost all heroin users admit to first being a Marijuana user.

Source: Email interview on 2016 Missouri candidacy by OnTheIssues Apr 25, 2016

Eric Greitens: Supports legalizing medical marijuana for kids with epilepsy

Q: "Why is alcohol and packing firearms legal when recreational marijuana is not, given the potential for medical benefits and tax revenues?"

A: Greitens said, "It is simple, there is no stoned path to prosperity." On medical marijuana he said Missouri must be a compassionate state and help children with epilepsy.

Source: KOMU.com on 2016 Missouri gubernatorial race Mar 18, 2016

John Brunner: Open to more research about marijuana, nut not legalization

Q: Why is alcohol and packing firearms legal when recreational marijuana is not, given the potential for medical benefits and tax revenues?

A: Brunner was the first to answer, saying he is against the legalization of marijuana. He said he is open to more research about potential medical benefits. He also said he thinks there are other ways to grow the economy that do not involve the possible tax revenues generated legalizing marijuana.

Source: KOMU.com on 2016 Missouri gubernatorial race Mar 18, 2016

Peter Kinder: Supports legalizing medical marijuana under a doctor's order

Q: Why is alcohol and packing firearms legal when recreational marijuana is not, given the potential for medical benefits and tax revenues?

A: Kinder supports legalizing medical marijuana when it is under a doctor's order for terminally ill patients. He said he is not for legalization for recreation uses.

Source: KOMU.com on 2016 Missouri gubernatorial race Mar 18, 2016

Chris Koster: Helping meth cooks get ingredients leads to jail

Chris Koster announced the creation of a campaign to inform purchasers of pseudoephedrine-based cold and allergy medicines that purchasing the drugs for meth cooks is illegal. "Missouri leaders are coming together... to send an unmistakable message: If you're buying this product for a meth cook, you are committing a serious criminal offense and could end up behind bars."
Source: Kansas City Star on 2016 Missouri Gubernatorial race Mar 13, 2013

Jay Nixon: Drug testing for welfare recipients

Excerpts from Missouri Legislative archives:

Status:Bill passed House, 113-34-13; passed Senate, 29-5-0; signed by Governor Nixon, July 12, 2011.

Source: Missouri legislative voting records: HB 73 Jul 12, 2011

Jason Kander: Drug testing for welfare recipients

Excerpts from Missouri Legislative archives:

Status:Bill passed House, 113-34-13; passed Senate, 29-5-0; signed by Governor Nixon, 7/12/2011. (Jason Kander voted YEA).

Source: Missouri legislative voting records: HB 73 Apr 28, 2011

Catherine Hanaway: Stricter penalties for drug crimes, but rehab too

Source: Missouri Legislative 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

Catherine Hanaway: Strengthen sentences for drug-related crimes

Source: Missouri Legislative 1998 National Political Awareness Test Nov 1, 1998

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