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Jim Risch on Drugs

Republican Jr Senator; previously Governor


Enforce laws against drug use

Q: Do you support or oppose the policy: “Drug use is immoral: enforce laws against it”?

A: Support.

Source: Email interview on 2008 Senate race with OnTheIssues.org , Jun 8, 2008

Appointed first state Drug Czar; fight Rx drug abuse & more

Gov. Risch released the first 90-day report from the state’s first Drug Czar. “The Drug Czar has hit the ground running. There are several items that I will act on today as we continue our battle against substance abuse,” said Risch. The action items approved by Gov. Risch include the following:
Source: Press release, “Drug Czar” , Oct 19, 2006

TV ads to prevent teenage meth use.

Risch signed S.3278 & H.R.5916

    Authorizes matching grants to states, local government, or private nonprofit organizations to establish the Meth Project Prevention Campaign, which shall be aimed at teenagers. Authorizes the use of grant funds for:
  1. television, radio, Internet, and print advertisements and educational materials;
  2. community outreach to motivate community involvement in methamphetamine education;
  3. a benchmark survey and periodic studies of attitudes and behaviors related to methamphetamine ; and
  4. qualitative research to assist in the development and testing of Campaign messaging and the effectiveness of methamphetamine education.
Source: Meth Project Prevention Campaign Grant Program Act 10-HR5916 on Apr 29, 2010

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