State of Minnesota secondary Archives: on Drugs


Heather Johnson: Legalize or decriminalize marijuana

Q: Do you support or oppose the statement, "Never legalize marijuana"?

A: We'd legalize it. Yes for legalization. I would support legalization and decriminalization.

Source: E-mail interview on 2014 MN Senate race with OnTheIssues.org Aug 18, 2014

Kurt Bills: Eliminate most funding from DEA's "War on Drugs"

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Kurt Bills on Tuesday offered his support to a plan to cut foreign aid to one-tenth of its current size, greatly reduce farm subsidies, means-test for Social Security benefits and eliminate most federal funding for the Drug Enforcement Agency's "War on Drugs."

Bills said he won't advocate legalization of drugs that now are illegal, but would cut funding to the Drug Enforcement Agency's efforts to keep drugs from entering the country. Bills said those efforts are not working.

"I do think that the federal government has become too involved in their war on drugs," Bills said. He said he would redirect some of the DEA's funding to local law enforcement, "if there's some left."

Source: Star-Tribune on 2012 MN Senate debate May 29, 2012

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2020 Presidential contenders on Drugs:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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