George Brauchler on Drugs
Pot law has not ended criminal activity
People are growing marijuana in Colorado--legally and illegally--to sell out of state, where they can make a return of several times their investment. There are also the countless illicit sales that are under the radar of law enforcement
but outside the regulatory framework enacted by the state and municipalities. There is still significant crime associated with marijuana, and I will continue to point that out and prosecute it when it occurs.
Source: Westword.com coverage of 2018 Colorado gubernatorial race
, Aug 21, 2017
Must increase mental health & drug treatment programs
As a state, justice and decency dictate that we must do more to combat drug and alcohol abuse, and address the wide range of mental health issues that adversely impact our communities and burden our judicial system.
To accomplish this, we will encourage increased availability of treatment programs, as well as educate and empower our residents and families to seek treatment for mental health and substance abuse issues.
Source: 2018 Colorado Gubernatorial campaign website george2018.com
, Jul 12, 2017
Opposed legalization but will defend CO laws
"The state is in need of leadership," said Brauchler, emphasizing his experience as a prosecutor as well as serving in the Army National Guard and his 2011 deployment to Iraq.
Although he opposed the legalization of marijuana,
Brauchler said he would defend Colorado state laws that support it.
Brauchler lists improving state roads and public education as his top priorities if elected. He notes that his four children all have attended public schools.
Source: Pueblo Chieftain on 2018 Colorado Gubernatorial race
, Apr 11, 2017
Opposed marijuana legalization; but keep the feds out
Brauchler promised to defend Colorado from federal overreach--including the state's recreational marijuana laws, despite his opposition to the legalization. "I think what this state wants is to have a governor who will stand up to
Washington, D.C., and allow us to be more in charge of us and not be so impacted day-in and day-out by bureaucrats and politicians that don't live here," he said.
Source: Denver Post on 2018 Colorado gubernatorial race
, Apr 5, 2017
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