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Let's Talk It Out: campaign to stop underage drinking

An issue of critical importance to our young people: underage drinking and addiction. That's why we have launched a powerful campaign called "Let's Talk It Out" to start the conversation to stop underage drinking. I hope you've seen those poignant television ads! This campaign is being led by one our state's great leaders, former Lt. Gov. Jim Gardner. Please join me in thanking Jim Gardner.
Source: State of the State address to 2015 N.C. Legislature , Feb 4, 2015

Coordinated effort against cartel drug rings

Because this issue of drugs and alcohol are penetrating our families and our communities, I have instructed my Head of Public Safety to ensure that all state law enforcement officials will fight a coordinated effort against the cartel drug rings that are currently in North Carolina as we speak. We cannot ignore them, we must identify them, and we must get them out of this state now. The sheriffs will tell you this. We need to let people know about this issue.

I also want to collaborate with our educational leaders to ensure that our schools and universities have a strategy to change the culture--to change the culture that I've seen first-hand--of binge drinking and so called recreational drug use. There must be enforcement in our schools and universities of their own policies and enforcement of our laws. And in addition, we must offer help to these students who are doing harm to themselves and to their families.

Source: 2013 North Carolina State of the State Address , Feb 18, 2013

Rated D+ by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance.

McCrory scores D+ by the NORML on drug reform

OnTheIssues.org interprets the 2016 NORML scores as follows:

About NORML (from their website, www.norml.org):

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty.

NORML is a nonprofit, public-interest lobby that for more than 30 years has provided a voice for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition. We represent the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who smoke marijuana responsibly and believe the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana should no longer be a crime.

NORML supports the removal of all criminal penalties for the private possession & responsible use of marijuana by adults, including the cultivation for personal use, and the casual nonprofit transfers of small amounts. This model is called "decriminalization."

NORML additionally supports the development of a legally controlled market for marijuana, where consumers could purchase it from a safe, legal and regulated source. This model is referred to as "legalization."

NORML believes that marijuana smoking is not for kids and should only be used responsibly by adults. As with alcohol consumption, it must never be an excuse for misconduct or other bad behavior. Driving or operating heavy equipment while impaired from marijuana should be prohibited.

NORML strongly supports the right of patients to use marijuana as a medicine when their physician recommends it to relieve pain and suffering.

Lastly, NORML supports the right of farmers to commercially cultivate hemp for industrial purposes, such as food and fiber production.

Source: NORML website 16_NORML on Nov 8, 2016

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