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Charles Boustany on Drugs
Republican Representative (LA-7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Charles Boustany on other issues.
  • Consistently votes against marijuana reform. (Jun 2016)
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Bobby Jindal on Drugs
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • No legalization; but focus on rehabilitation for addicts. (Jun 2014)
  • We lock up too many people for casual drug use. (Feb 2014)
  • Never experimented with drugs as a youth. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)

Senate:

LA 2016: 2016 LA Senate race


Bill Cassidy on Drugs
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Mary Landrieu on Drugs
Democratic Sr Senator (LA): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Mary Landrieu on other issues.
  • Capital punishment for drug traffickers. (Nov 1996)
  • Require drug testing for federal employees. (Nov 1996)
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
David Vitter on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Strengthen penalties against meth and heroin dealers. (Aug 2015)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)

House:


Ralph Abraham on Drugs
Republican Runoff Nominee (District 5): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ralph Abraham on other issues.
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Charles Boustany on Drugs
Republican Representative (LA-7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Charles Boustany on other issues.
  • Consistently votes against marijuana reform. (Jun 2016)
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Edwin Edwards on Drugs
Democratic Runoff Nominee (District 6): Click here for Edwin Edwards on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Fleming on Drugs
Republican (District 4): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Fleming on other issues.
  • OpEd: One of few remaining "reefer madness" legislators. (Jun 2016)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Disallow buying marijuana with food stamps. (May 2015)
Garret Graves on Drugs
Republican Runoff Nominee (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Garret Graves on other issues.
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Jeff Landry on Drugs
Republican (District 3): Click here for Jeff Landry on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jamie Mayo on Drugs
Democratic Runoff Nominee (District 5): Click here for Jamie Mayo on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Vance McAllister on Drugs
Republican (District 5): Click here for Vance McAllister on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Cedric Richmond on Drugs
Democrat (District 2): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cedric Richmond on other issues.
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Steve Scalise on Drugs
Republican Representative (LA-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Steve Scalise on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Kathleen Blanco on Drugs
Democratic LA Governor: Click here for Kathleen Blanco on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jay Dardenne on Drugs
Republican 2015 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jay Dardenne on other issues.
  • Opposes legalizing marijuana. (Oct 2015)
John Bel Edwards on Drugs
Democratic 2015 Gubernatorial candidate: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Bel Edwards on other issues.
  • Opposes legalizing marijuana. (Oct 2015)
  • More jail time & more interdiction, but more rehab too. (Nov 2006)
  • Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Murphy Foster on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (1996-2003): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Murphy Foster on other issues.
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
David Vitter on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Strengthen penalties against meth and heroin dealers. (Aug 2015)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Rodney Alexander on Drugs
Democratic Representative (LA-5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Rodney Alexander on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
Bill Cassidy on Drugs
Republican (Senate run 2014) (District 6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Cassidy on other issues.
  • Rated B+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
Richard Hugh Baker on Drugs
Republican (Resigned 2008) (District 6): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Richard Hugh Baker on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -15 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
John Breaux on Drugs
Former Democratic incumbent; retired 2004: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Breaux on other issues.
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
John Cooksey on Drugs
2004 former Republican Nominee: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Chris John on Drugs
2004 former Democratic challenger; US Representative: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
Chris John on Drugs
Democrat (Until 2004) (District 7): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris John on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
Bennett Johnston on Drugs
Democratic Senator (Former): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bennett Johnston on other issues.
  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Bob Livingston on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for Bob Livingston on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Billy Tauzin on Drugs
Republican (Until 2004) (District 3): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Billy Tauzin on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Billy Tauzin III on Drugs
Former GOP Challenger (2004) (District 3): Click here for Billy Tauzin III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joseph Cao on Drugs
Republican (until 2010) (District 2): Click here for Joseph Cao on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Cooksey on Drugs
Republican (District 5): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for John Cooksey on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Bobby Jindal on Drugs
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • No legalization; but focus on rehabilitation for addicts. (Jun 2014)
  • We lock up too many people for casual drug use. (Feb 2014)
  • Never experimented with drugs as a youth. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Jim McCrery on Drugs
Republican Representative (LA-4): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim McCrery on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Charles Melancon on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 50% by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Jan 2014)
Charles Melancon on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Charles Melancon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated +10 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 50% by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Jan 2014)
David Vitter on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (LA-1): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for David Vitter on other issues.
  • Strengthen penalties against meth and heroin dealers. (Aug 2015)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Charles Boustany on Drugs
Republican Representative (LA-7): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Charles Boustany on other issues.
  • Consistently votes against marijuana reform. (Jun 2016)
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 25% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Foster Campbell on Drugs
Democratic candidate for Senate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Foster Campbell on other issues.
  • Crack down on illegal prescriptions; enforce from all sides. (Nov 2016)
Joseph Cao on Drugs
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Joseph Cao on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Carmouche on Drugs
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Paul Carmouche on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Cazayoux on Drugs
Democratic Representative (LA-6): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Don Cazayoux on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
Thomas Clements on Drugs
Libertarian candidate for Senate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Thomas Clements on other issues.
  • Marijuana is a benefit to people's health. (Jul 2016)
John Fleming on Drugs
Republican Senate candidate: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Fleming on other issues.
  • OpEd: One of few remaining "reefer madness" legislators. (Jun 2016)
  • Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Disallow buying marijuana with food stamps. (May 2015)
Clay Higgins on Drugs
Republican (District 3): Click here for Clay Higgins on other issues.
    No stance on record.
William Jefferson on Drugs
Democratic Representative (LA-2): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for William Jefferson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated +5 by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Dec 2006)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
Mike Johnson on Drugs
Republican (District 4): Click here for Mike Johnson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Neely Kennedy on Drugs
Democratic Senate Challenger (LA): Click here for the full quote OR click here for John Neely Kennedy on other issues.
Rob Maness on Drugs
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Rob Maness on other issues.
  • Never legalize marijuana. (Dec 2013)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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