State of North Dakota Archives: on Drugs


Robert Marquette: War on drugs failed just like war on alcohol did

The war on drugs is as failed as the war on alcohol during prohibition of the 1920's and 30's. Since 1971, federal and state governments have spent more than one trillion dollars fighting the war on drugs. In 1980, the United States had 50,000 people in prison for drug violations. Today we have more than half a million. This is a 1000% increase in just 35 years. In 2015 alone, 1.6 million Americans have been arrested for drug violations, and more than 800,000 of them were marijuana related charges.
Source: 2016 N.D. Senate campaign website, RobertForSenate.org Mar 6, 2016

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2016 Presidential contenders on Drugs:
  Republicans:
Gov.Jeb Bush(FL)
Dr.Ben Carson(MD)
Gov.Chris Christie(NJ)
Sen.Ted Cruz(TX)
Carly Fiorina(CA)
Gov.Jim Gilmore(VA)
Sen.Lindsey Graham(SC)
Gov.Mike Huckabee(AR)
Gov.Bobby Jindal(LA)
Gov.John Kasich(OH)
Gov.Sarah Palin(AK)
Gov.George Pataki(NY)
Sen.Rand Paul(KY)
Gov.Rick Perry(TX)
Sen.Rob Portman(OH)
Sen.Marco Rubio(FL)
Sen.Rick Santorum(PA)
Donald Trump(NY)
Gov.Scott Walker(WI)
Democrats:
Gov.Lincoln Chafee(RI)
Secy.Hillary Clinton(NY)
V.P.Joe Biden(DE)
Gov.Martin O`Malley(MD)
Sen.Bernie Sanders(VT)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren(MA)
Sen.Jim Webb(VA)

2016 Third Party Candidates:
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Roseanne Barr(PF-HI)
Robert Steele(L-NY)
Dr.Jill Stein(G,MA)
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