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Peter Shumlin on Drugs
Democratic Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Peter Shumlin on other issues.
  • War on recidivism: $300,000 for methadone treatment. (Jan 2011)

Senate:

VT 2012: 2012 Vermont Senate Debates


Patrick Leahy on Drugs
Democratic Sr Senator (VT): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Patrick Leahy 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 MacGovern on Drugs
Republican challenger: Click here for John MacGovern on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Drugs
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Legalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2001)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Aug 2012)

House:


Peter Welch on Drugs
Democrat: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Peter Welch on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Oct 2011)
  • Sponsored no federal enforcement against legal state marijuana. (Jun 2013)

Former candidates & officeholders:


Howard Dean-Gov on Drugs
Former Democratic Governor (2005-2008); pres. candidate 2004: Click here for Howard Dean-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Douglas on Drugs
Republican VT Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jim Douglas on other issues.
  • Maintain Byrne/JAG anti-drug funds at $520M instead of $170M. (Mar 2008)
Jim Jeffords on Drugs
Independent Jr Senator (VT, retiring 2006): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Jeffords on other issues.
  • Decriminalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2000)
  • Drug efforts in Colombia OK if joined with society-building. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted NO on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Jack McMullen on Drugs
2004 former Republican challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jack McMullen on other issues.
  • Need stronger enforcement of drug laws. (Aug 2004)
Len Britton on Drugs
2010 Republican Challenger: Click here for Len Britton on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Larry Drown on Drugs
Democratic challenger: Click here for Larry Drown on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Daniel Freilich on Drugs
2010 Independent Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Daniel Freilich on other issues.
  • Drug use is not immoral: legalize recreational marijuana. (Mar 2010)
Greg Parke on Drugs
Republican challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Greg Parke on other issues.
  • Expand drug education and treatment programs. (Aug 2006)
  • Increase funding for war on drugs in Colombia. (Aug 2006)
Richard Tarrant on Drugs
Republican Challenger: Click here for Richard Tarrant on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Bernie Sanders on Drugs
Socialist Jr Senator; previously Representative (VT-At-Large): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Bernie Sanders on other issues.
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Legalize medical marijuana. (Jul 2001)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Aug 2012)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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