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Ted Strickland on Drugs

Democratic Governor; previously Representative (OH-6)

 


Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana

Q: On Marijuana: Decriminalize and/or legalize marijuana?

Portman: No. Focus instead on drug prevention & rehabilitation.

Strickland: Yes

Source: CampusElect Voter Guide to 2016 Ohio Senate race , Oct 9, 2018

Medical cannabis is a "no-brainer"; decriminalize now

Democrat Ted Strickland, the state's former governor who also previously served in Congress, has called medical cannabis a "no-brainer" and said "decriminalization of marijuana should occur." He was a little more guarded about his position on a 2015 Ohio ballot initiative that would have legalized marijuana and allowed a small group of rich investors to control commercial cultivation. "If this was a straight marijuana legalization vote, I would vote yes," he said. "I am troubled by the monopoly aspect of it."

As a House member, Strickland voted in favor of the 2003 amendment to protect state medical marijuana laws from Justice Department interference.

Source: Marijuana.com on 2016 Ohio Senate race , Jun 13, 2016

Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism.

Amendment to set up a task force on counter-terrorism and drug interdiction and allow military personnel to help patrol U.S. borders.
Bill HR 2586 ; vote number 2001-356 on Sep 25, 2001

Voted NO on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC.

Vote to pass a bill that provides $429.1 million in funds for the District of Columbia and approves the District's $6.8 billion budget. Among other provisions, the bill prohibits the use of federal funds for needle exchange programs, prohibits implementing an approved ballot initiative to legalize the medicinal use of marijuana.
Reference: Bill sponsored by Istook, R-OK; Bill HR 3064 ; vote number 1999-504 on Oct 14, 1999

Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests.

Drug Demand Reduction Act: Vote on an amendment to require that anyone hired by the Federal Government is subject to random, unannounced drug testing.
Reference: Amendment by Taylor, D-MS; bill by Portman, R-OH.; Bill HR 4550 ; vote number 1998-443 on Sep 16, 1998

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