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Ron Curtis on Drugs

 

 


Keeping drugs illegal means crime, money, and addiction

Q: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes?

A: Yes. I don't condone the irresponsible use of any legal or illegal drugs that puts others in harm's way. The problem with illegal or controlled substances, including marijuana, is threefold; crime, money, and addiction. In general, I favor legalizing, controlling, and taxing the industry to remove the crime and money problems related to illegal and controlled substances. Much like the repeal of prohibition, but with global benefits in the reduction of crime and cartels. We then need to use the taxes raised from drug legalization to fund social programs to address the drug awareness, abuse, and addiction problems that remain.

Source: Vote Smart 2018 Hawaii Political Courage Test , Jan 1, 2018

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