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James Boyle on Drugs
Democratic Challenger for ME Governor: Click here for James Boyle on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Kenneth Capron on Drugs
Independent candidate for governor of Maine: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Kenneth Capron on other issues.
  • Marijuana is not a gateway drug. (Jul 2018)
Alan Caron on Drugs
Independent candidate for governor of Maine: Click here for Alan Caron on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eliot Cutler on Drugs
Independent Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eliot Cutler on other issues.
  • Legal pot makes drugs seem ok, but prohibition isn't working. (Sep 2014)
  • Legalizing marijuana sends message that drug use is OK. (Jan 2014)
Paul LePage on Drugs
Republican Governor: Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Paul LePage on other issues.
  • Veto implementation of regulated marijuana market. (Nov 2017)
  • Oppose legalizing marijuana for recreational use. (Nov 2016)
  • Upholding the law includes illegal marijuana. (Sep 2014)
  • We are losing War on Drugs; more enforcement & prosecution. (Feb 2014)
  • Mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients. (Feb 2011)
  • Rated D+ by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Nov 2016)
Mary Mayhew on Drugs
Republican candidate for governor of Maine: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mary Mayhew on other issues.
  • Joint effort needed to provide effective drug treatment. (Apr 2017)
Michael Michaud on Drugs
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud 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)
Janet Mills on Drugs
Democratic candidate for Maine Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Janet Mills on other issues.
  • Investigate role of opioid manufacturers in drug abuse. (Oct 2017)
Shawn Moody on Drugs
Republican candidate for governor of Maine: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Shawn Moody on other issues.
  • Strengthen criminal code & stem tide of illegal trafficking. (Sep 2018)
Mike Thibodeau on Drugs
Republican Challenger for ME Governor: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Mike Thibodeau on other issues.
  • Supports Question 1: implement regulated marijuana market. (Oct 2017)

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Shenna Bellows on Drugs
Democratic Challenger: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Shenna Bellows on other issues.
  • Supports marijuana legalization. (Mar 2014)
  • Three past presidents acknowledged use; legalize pot. (Jan 2014)
Eric Brakey on Drugs
GOP Candidate for U.S Senate from Maine: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Eric Brakey on other issues.
  • Supports Question 1: implement regulated marijuana market. (Oct 2017)
  • Supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use. (Nov 2016)
Scott D`Amboise on Drugs
Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott D`Amboise on other issues.
  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 2006)
Chris Lyons on Drugs
Libertarian candidate for Maine U. S. Senator: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Chris Lyons on other issues.
  • Marijuana isn't a gateway drug. (Mar 2018)
Janet Mills on Drugs
Democratic Candidate for governor of Maine: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Janet Mills on other issues.
  • Investigate role of opioid manufacturers in drug abuse. (Oct 2017)
Zak Ringelstein on Drugs
Democratic candidate for Maine U. S. Senate: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Zak Ringelstein on other issues.
  • Fighting Opioid epidemic begins with pharmaceutical reform. (Jun 2018)

House:


Jared Golden on Drugs
Democrat (District 2): Click here for Jared Golden on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Michael Michaud on Drugs
Democratic Representative (ME-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Michael Michaud 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)
Chellie Pingree on Drugs
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (May 2011)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Feb 2013)
  • Rated A+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Apr 2015)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
Bruce Poliquin on Drugs
Republican House Member (District 2): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Bruce Poliquin on other issues.
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Disallow buying marijuana with food stamps. (May 2015)

Former candidates & officeholders:


John Baldacci on Drugs
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci 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)
Angus King on Drugs
Independent Senate Challenger: Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated C by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Nov 2016)
  • Criminalize imports of opioid precursors. (Feb 2017)
Angus King on Drugs
Former Independent Governor (1995-2002): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for Angus King on other issues.
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
  • Rated C by NORML, indicating a mixed record on drug reform. (Nov 2016)
  • Criminalize imports of opioid precursors. (Feb 2017)
Tom Allen on Drugs
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen 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)
Tom Allen on Drugs
2008 Senate challenger; Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 6 full quotes OR click here for Tom Allen 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)
William Cohen on Drugs
Republican Senator (Former): Click here for William Cohen on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jim Longley on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 1): Click here for Jim Longley on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jean Hay Bright on Drugs
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jean Hay Bright on other issues.
  • Opposes enforce drug laws based on morality. (Dec 2005)
Matt Dunlap on Drugs
Democratic Senate Challenger (2012): Click here for Matt Dunlap on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Eric Mehnert on Drugs
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for Eric Mehnert on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Chellie Pingree on Drugs
Democratic Representative (ME-1): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chellie Pingree on other issues.
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (May 2011)
  • Exempt industrial hemp from marijuana laws. (Feb 2013)
  • Rated A+ by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Immunity for banks offering services to marijuana businesses. (Apr 2015)
  • Distribute sterile syringes to reduce AIDS and hepatitis. (Jan 2009)
John Baldacci on Drugs
Democratic ME Governor; previously Rep. (ME-2): Click here for 3 full quotes OR click here for John Baldacci 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)
Susan Collins on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator (ME): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Susan Collins on other issues.
  • Declines to take sides in marijuana legalization petition. (Jan 2014)
  • Provide prison inmates with drug addiction treatment. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Rated B- by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Cynthia Dill on Drugs
Democratic Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Cynthia Dill on other issues.
  • Decriminalize and regulate marijuana for personal use. (May 2012)
Olympia Snowe on Drugs
Republican Sr Senator (ME): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Olympia Snowe on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Charlie Summers on Drugs
Secretary of State; Republican Senate Challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Charlie Summers on other issues.
  • Mandatory jail sentences for selling illegal drugs. (Nov 2008)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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