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Charlie Baker on Drugs
Republican nominee for Governor: Click here for Charlie Baker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Don Berwick on Drugs
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Don Berwick on other issues.
  • Rollout of medical marijuana was a management fiasco. (Jun 2014)
  • Substance abuse treatment instead of incarceration. (Feb 2014)
Martha Coakley on Drugs
Democratic Challenger : Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Deport illegal aliens who are drug dealers. (Nov 2009)
  • Prosecuted marijuana case for growing 100 lbs hydroponically. (Jul 2009)
  • Prosecuted cocaine trafficking cases. (Jun 2009)
Tom Menino on Drugs
Mayor of Boston: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Tom Menino on other issues.
  • Supporter of needle exchange programs. (Dec 2005)
Deval Patrick on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Deval Patrick on other issues.
  • Warehousing non-violent offenders is a costly policy failure. (Jan 2012)
Marty Walsh on Drugs
Mayor of Boston: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Marty Walsh on other issues.
  • Create an Office of Addiction Recovery Services. (Nov 2013)
  • Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program. (Feb 2004)
Dan Wolf on Drugs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Dan Wolf on other issues.
    No stance on record.

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Martha Coakley on Drugs
Democratic Gubernatorial Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Martha Coakley on other issues.
  • Deport illegal aliens who are drug dealers. (Nov 2009)
  • Prosecuted marijuana case for growing 100 lbs hydroponically. (Jul 2009)
  • Prosecuted cocaine trafficking cases. (Jun 2009)
Mo Cowan on Drugs
Democratic Appointee: Click here for Mo Cowan on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Gabriel Gomez on Drugs
Republican Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Gabriel Gomez on other issues.
  • Federal medical marijuana OK; leave the rest to states. (Jun 2013)
Brian Herr on Drugs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Brian Herr on other issues.
    No stance on record.
John Kerry on Drugs
Jr Senator (MA), Democratic nominee for President: Click here for 9 full quotes OR click here for John Kerry on other issues.
  • 1986: Nicaraguan Contras support network of drug trafficking. (Mar 2010)
  • Target traffickers as well as reducing demand. (Mar 2004)
  • Admits having smoked marijuana. (Nov 2003)
  • Colombia is entirely criminalized by drug cartels. (Jun 1998)
  • Cali cocaine cartel can't coexist with democracy in Colombia. (Jun 1998)
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Ed Markey on Drugs
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey 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 prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated +20 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
Bruce Skarin on Drugs
Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bruce Skarin on other issues.
  • War on drugs creates more problems than it solves. (Mar 2014)
Elizabeth Warren on Drugs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Elizabeth Warren on other issues.
  • Opposes the outright legalization of marijuana. (Apr 2012)

House:


Michael Capuano on Drugs
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano 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 prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Legalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated +20 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Katherine Clark on Drugs
Democrat (District 5): Click here for Katherine Clark on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bill Keating on Drugs
Democrat (District 9): Click here for Bill Keating on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Joe Kennedy III on Drugs
Democrat (District 4): Click here for Joe Kennedy III on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim McGovern on Drugs
Democratic Representative (MA-3): Click here for 10 full quotes OR click here for Jim McGovern on other issues.
  • Voted NO 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 prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Legalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated A by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated +30 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Expunge records for first drug offenders after probation. (Jul 2011)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Richard Neal on Drugs
Democratic Representative (MA-2): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Richard Neal 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 prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated +20 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
John Tierney on Drugs
Democratic Representative (MA-6): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for John Tierney 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 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 pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
Richard Tisei on Drugs
Middlesex & Essex Republican (MA Senate): Click here for Richard Tisei on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Niki Tsongas on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Niki Tsongas on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Steve Grossman on Drugs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Steve Grossman on other issues.
  • Legalize the medical use of marijuana. (Apr 2002)
Bill Weld on Drugs
Previous Republican Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bill Weld on other issues.
  • Favors medical marijuana and needle-exchange programs. (Aug 2005)
Ted Kennedy on Drugs
Democratic Sr Senator (MA): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Ted Kennedy 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)
  • Rename "Drug Abuse" institute as "Diseases of Addiction". (Mar 2007)
Bob Massie on Drugs
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Bob Massie on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Setti Warren on Drugs
Former Democratic Senate Challenger (2011): Click here for Setti Warren on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Barney Frank on Drugs
Democratic Representative (MA-4): Click here for 12 full quotes OR click here for Barney Frank 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 prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Legalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated A by VOTE-HEMP, indicating a pro-hemp voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated +30 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (May 2011)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
  • Let states legalize industrial hemp. (Apr 2009)
Steve Lynch on Drugs
Democratic Representative (MA-9): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Steve Lynch on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Establish drug testing standards for major league sports. (May 2005)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Ed Markey on Drugs
Democratic Representative (MA-7): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Ed Markey 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 prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated +20 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
John Olver on Drugs
Democratic Representative (MA-1): Click here for 8 full quotes OR click here for John Olver 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 prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Legalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated +25 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Tom Birmingham on Drugs
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Tom Birmingham on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Celucci on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (1999-2001): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Paul Celucci on other issues.
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Chris Gabrieli on Drugs
Democratic 2006 Challenger: Click here for Chris Gabrieli on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kerry Healey on Drugs
Former GOP 2006 Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kerry Healey on other issues.
  • Mandatory reporting and tracking of overdose patients. (Jul 2005)
Carla Howell on Drugs
Libertarian Challenger Governor (MA); 2000 Challenger for Senate: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Carla Howell on other issues.
  • She’s the Peace candidate in the War on Drugs. (Apr 2000)
  • Be scared of the Drug War more than scared of drugs. (Jan 2000)
Christy Mihos on Drugs
Former Independent Challenger 2006: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Christy Mihos on other issues.
  • Permit over-the-counter sale of needles. (Jul 2006)
Shannon O'Brien on Drugs
Democratic Challenger 2002: Click here for Shannon O'Brien on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Reich on Drugs
Former Dem. Challenger 2002, and Cabinet Sec'y: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Robert Reich on other issues.
  • Legalize the medical use of marijuana. (Apr 2002)
Tom Reilly on Drugs
Former Dem. 2006 Challenger: Click here for Tom Reilly on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mitt Romney on Drugs
Former GOP Governor (2003-2006); Pres. candidate (2008): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • We share cross-border drug problem with Mexico. (Sep 2012)
  • Opposes legalization of recreational or medical marijuana. (Apr 2011)
  • Mandatory sentence & higher penalty for repeat drunk driving. (Aug 2007)
  • Combat the ruthless narco-terrorists in Colombia. (Jul 2007)
Grace Ross on Drugs
Former Green Challenger 2006: Click here for Grace Ross on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jane Swift on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (2001-2002): Click here for Jane Swift on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Warren Tolman on Drugs
2002 Democratic Challenger MA Governor: Click here for Warren Tolman on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Peter Blute on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 3): Click here for Peter Blute on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kenneth Chase on Drugs
Republican Challenger, 2004 Congressional candidate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kenneth Chase on other issues.
  • Mandatory jail for drugs; but medical marijuana ok. (Sep 2006)
Joe Kennedy on Drugs
Democrat (until 1999) (District 8): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Kennedy on other issues.
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Marty Meehan on Drugs
Democrat (Retired 2007) (District 5): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Marty Meehan on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Joe Moakley on Drugs
Democrat (until 2001) (District 9): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe Moakley on other issues.
  • Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Peter Torkildsen on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 6): Click here for Peter Torkildsen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jeff Beatty on Drugs
Republican Senate challenger: Click here for Jeff Beatty on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Capuano on Drugs
Democratic Representative (MA-8): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Michael Capuano 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 prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Legalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2001)
  • Rated +20 by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Bill Delahunt on Drugs
Democratic Representative (MA-10): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Bill Delahunt 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 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 pro-drug-reform stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Paul Kirk on Drugs
Former Democratic Senate Appointee (2009): Click here for Paul Kirk on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Brian Macdonald on Drugs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Brian Macdonald on other issues.
  • Prohibition failed; legalize drugs like alcohol. (Feb 2006)
Ed O`Reilly on Drugs
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Ed O`Reilly on other issues.
  • De-criminalize first-time possession of marijuana. (May 2007)
Jim Ogonowski on Drugs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for Jim Ogonowski on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Stephen Pagliuca on Drugs
Former Democratic Primary Senate Challenger (2009): Click here for Stephen Pagliuca on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jack Robinson on Drugs
Republican Challenger for Senate (MA): Click here for Jack Robinson on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kevin Scott on Drugs
Republican Challenger, previously Wakefield Selectman: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Kevin Scott on other issues.
  • Drug use is immoral. (Jan 2006)
  • Less drug abuse means less crime. (Jan 2006)
  • Sports “natural high” makes for less drug abuse. (Jan 2006)
Bob Underwood on Drugs
Libertarian Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Bob Underwood on other issues.
  • Laws against drug use have not stopped the use of drugs. (Aug 2008)
Joe L. Kennedy on Drugs
Libertarian Senate challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Joe L. Kennedy on other issues.
  • Let states determine marijuana laws. (Dec 2009)
Alan Khazei on Drugs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for Alan Khazei on other issues.
    No stance on record.

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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