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Joe Biden on Drugs
Vice President; previously Democratic Senator (DE)
Click here for 17 full quotes by Joe Biden OR click here for Joe Biden on other issues.
  • OpEd: Executive privilege doesn't apply to "Fast & Furious". (Jun 2012)
  • Marijuana is a gateway drug; legalization is a mistake. (Dec 2010)
  • 1988: Crafted new law creating national Drug Czar. (Oct 2010)
  • 1990 crime bill: tougher penalties for drug offenders. (Oct 2010)
  • Took lead on drug policy & narcotics control. (Nov 2007)
  • National ban on smoking would reduce chronic illnesses. (Sep 2007)
  • Absolutely do not lower drinking age from 21. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: 40,000 babies with alcohol syndrome, not 300,000. (Sep 2007)
  • Increase penalties for dealing drugs near schools. (Sep 2007)
  • Most violent crime is related to drugs. (Jul 2007)
  • Divert drug offenders out of prison system. (Jun 2007)
  • Created nation’s Drug Czar Office & drug courts. (Dec 2006)
  • Voted NO on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
  • Rename "Drug Abuse" institute as "Diseases of Addiction". (Mar 2007)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Enhance interdiction by criminalizing unflagged submarines. (Jul 2008)
Mike Bloomberg on Drugs
Mayor of New York City (Independent)
Click here for 4 full quotes by Mike Bloomberg OR click here for Mike Bloomberg on other issues.
  • Stopped smoking at 30; then became anti-smoking proselytizer. (Sep 2010)
  • Dubbed "Mommy Mayor" and "Nanny Bloomberg" for anti-smoking. (Sep 2010)
  • You bet I smoked pot; and I enjoyed it. (Apr 2002)
  • NYPD will continue to vigorously enforce drug laws. (Apr 2002)
John Bolton on Drugs
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    No stance on record.
Jeb Bush on Drugs
Republican FL Governor; V.P. prospect
Click here for 8 full quotes by Jeb Bush OR click here for Jeb Bush on other issues.
  • Illegal drugs moving over US-Mexico border has intensified. (Mar 2013)
  • Deploy military on both sides of the US-Mexican border. (Mar 2013)
  • Funding to reduce teen substance abuse and tobacco use. (Mar 2004)
  • Create a prescription drug tracking system to prevent abuse. (Mar 2004)
  • Opposed treatment instead of jail for nonviolent drug users. (Sep 2002)
  • Mandatory prison sentences for drug offenses. (Nov 2001)
  • Reduce drug use by 50% by prevention & enforcement. (Jul 1999)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Ben Carson on Drugs
Click here for 2 full quotes by Ben Carson OR click here for Ben Carson on other issues.
  • Religion kept me away from 1960s sex and drugs. (Jan 2012)
  • Reducing blood alcohol limit to .02 reduces drunk driving. (Jan 2012)
Hillary Clinton on Drugs
Secretary of State; previously Democratic Senator (NY)
Click here for 9 full quotes by Hillary Clinton OR click here for Hillary Clinton on other issues.
  • Reduce sentencing disparity for crack, but not retroactively. (Dec 2007)
  • 1969: held herself aloof from college drug counterculture. (Jul 2007)
  • Divert non-violent drug offenders away from prison. (Jun 2007)
  • Gov. Clinton implicated in his brother Roger’s drug arrest. (Feb 2004)
  • Address drug problem with treatment and special drug courts. (Oct 2000)
  • Ambiguous reports of 1960s college alcohol & drug use. (Aug 1999)
  • Involved parents most influential in reducing teen drug use. (Sep 1996)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Ted Cruz on Drugs
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    No stance on record.
Andrew Cuomo on Drugs
Democratic Governor
Click here for 3 full quotes by Andrew Cuomo OR click here for Andrew Cuomo on other issues.
  • Criminalize synthetic marijuana and designer drugs. (Jan 2013)
  • Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. (Jun 2012)
  • One strike & you’re out drug policy for public housing. (Mar 2002)
Rahm Emanuel on Drugs
Democratic Rep. (IL-5); Chief of Staff-Designee
Click here for 2 full quotes by Rahm Emanuel OR click here for Rahm Emanuel on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Newt Gingrich on Drugs
Former Republican Representative (GA-6) and Speaker of the House
Click here for 8 full quotes by Newt Gingrich OR click here for Newt Gingrich on other issues.
  • Marijuana legalization would tear America apart. (Apr 2011)
  • International drug traders use network for terrorist traffic. (Nov 2006)
  • Increase penalties for illegal drugs. (Nov 1998)
  • Drug-free society focuses on both drug supply & demand. (Jul 1998)
  • No sympathy for addicts; no legalization. (Jul 1996)
  • Admitted to smoking marijuana, coming of age in 1960s. (Jun 1995)
  • Mandatory minimum for drug & gun crimes. (Dec 1994)
  • Replace drug courts with Block Grants. (Dec 1994)
Nikki Haley on Drugs
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    No stance on record.
Mike Huckabee on Drugs
Former Republican AR Governor; possible draft candidate
Click here for 9 full quotes by Mike Huckabee OR click here for Mike Huckabee on other issues.
  • 1999: doubled methamphetamine sentences. (Dec 2007)
  • More drug courts & rehab, instead of incarceration. (Sep 2007)
  • Drug education fails; drug punishment works. (Jun 2007)
  • Supports drug courts for non-violent drug offendors. (Jan 2007)
  • Stricter penalties for drug-related crimes. (Nov 2002)
  • Treatment for drug use instead of incarceration. (Jan 2001)
  • Informational videos don't work and never will. (Sep 1997)
  • Curb supply by eradication; change attitudes to curb demand. (Nov 1992)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
Jon Huntsman on Drugs
Republican UT Governor
Click here for 2 full quotes by Jon Huntsman OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • Never smoked pot; never legalized it in Utah. (Apr 2011)
  • End Meth Now: stop the scourge. (Jan 2008)
Bobby Jindal on Drugs
Republican Governor; previously Representative (LA-1)
Click here for 2 full quotes by Bobby Jindal OR click here for Bobby Jindal on other issues.
  • Never experimented with drugs as a youth. (Nov 2010)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Gary Johnson on Drugs
Libertarian presidential nominee; former Republican NM Governor
Click here for 14 full quotes by Gary Johnson OR click here for Gary Johnson on other issues.
  • People 95% positive on legalizing; incumbents 100% negative. (Aug 2012)
  • Marijuana is safer than alcohol. (Aug 2012)
  • 75% of border violence with Mexico is due to drugs. (Jun 2011)
  • Marijuana is safer than alcohol. (Jun 2011)
  • Legalize marijuana instead of 1.8 million arrests and $70B. (May 2011)
  • Harm-reduction: health issue rather than criminal issue. (May 2011)
  • Drug policy today parallels Prohibition in the 1920's. (May 2011)
  • Other governors privately support ending drug war. (Oct 2002)
  • War on Drugs is a miserable failure; $6M for treatment. (Apr 2001)
  • Drug use is up despite $30B spending on War on Drugs. (Jan 2001)
  • Prescriptions for heroin & methadone at local pharmacy. (Jan 2001)
  • Allow medical marijuana and needle exchanges. (Jan 2001)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)
  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)
Peter King on Drugs
Rep./Ind./Cons./Right-To-Life Representative (NY-3)
Click here for 5 full quotes by Peter King OR click here for Peter King on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Martin O`Malley on Drugs
Democrat
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  • Baltimore recovered from open-air drug markets. (Nov 2013)
Barack Obama on Drugs
Democratic incumbent President; IL Senator (2004-2008)
Click here for 17 full quotes by Barack Obama OR click here for Barack Obama on other issues.
  • We share cross-border drug problem with Mexico. (Sep 2012)
  • Fast & Furious was completely wrongheaded; we've stopped it. (Sep 2012)
  • Yes, he still smokes while President. (Jun 2009)
  • Look at needle exchange; and expand treatment. (Feb 2008)
  • Fight to rid our communities of meth. (Feb 2008)
  • Expand drug courts; help prisoners with substance abuse. (Feb 2008)
  • 2001: questions harsh penalties for drug dealing. (Oct 2007)
  • Not first candidate to use drugs, but first honest about it. (Oct 2007)
  • Do not lower drinking age from 21 to 18. (Sep 2007)
  • Experimented with cocaine but turned down heroin. (Aug 2007)
  • A “secret smoker”, especially around reporters. (Aug 2007)
  • Smokes cigarettes now; smoked some pot in high school. (Feb 2007)
  • Admitted marijuana use in high school & college. (Jan 2007)
  • Deal with street-level drug dealing as minimum-wage affair. (Oct 2006)
  • Understand why youngsters want to use drugs. (Aug 1996)
  • End harsher sentencing for crack vs. powder cocaine. (Jun 2007)
  • Require chemical resellers to certify against meth use. (Sep 2007)
Sarah Palin on Drugs
Republican Governor (AK); 2008 nominee for Vice President
Click here for 8 full quotes by Sarah Palin OR click here for Sarah Palin on other issues.
  • 1996: Allow Wasilla bars to stay open until 5 AM. (Sep 2011)
  • Rejected making Wasilla bars close earlier than 5 AM. (Sep 2008)
  • Highway fatalities down because of strict drunk driving laws. (Aug 2008)
  • Maintain alcohol sale database; bar giving alcohol to minors. (Jun 2007)
  • Questions cruise ship gambling, under casino gambling ban. (Oct 2006)
  • Opposes legalizing marijuana, but meth is greater threat. (Aug 2006)
  • Smoked marijuana when it was legal under Alaska law. (Aug 2006)
  • Top priorities include gangs & drugs; they harm family life. (Jul 2006)
Deval Patrick on Drugs
Democrat
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  • Warehousing non-violent offenders is a costly policy failure. (Jan 2012)
Rand Paul on Drugs
Click here for 6 full quotes by Rand Paul OR click here for Rand Paul on other issues.
  • Don't promote marijuana but don't jail non-violent criminals. (Mar 2013)
  • Tackle drug problem; no one cares where funding comes from. (Oct 2010)
  • Community treatment instead of federal anti-drug programs. (Aug 2010)
  • Drug abuse isn't a pressing issue; 10-20 years is too harsh. (Aug 2010)
  • Favors legalizing medical marijuana. (May 2010)
  • Exclude industrial hemp from definition of marijuana. (Aug 2012)
Rick Perry on Drugs
Republican Governor (TX)
Click here for 6 full quotes by Rick Perry OR click here for Rick Perry on other issues.
  • Fight cross-border violence as part of drug war. (Feb 2011)
  • Medical marijuana OK for California, but not Texas. (Nov 2010)
  • Drug trade causes soaring violence on southern border. (Nov 2010)
  • ACLU shouldn't protest random drug sweeps in public housing. (Feb 2008)
  • Protect the border from drug traffickers. (Feb 2007)
  • States should make drug policy, not feds. (Aug 2001)
Rob Portman on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator; previously Representative (OH-2)
Click here for 3 full quotes by Rob Portman OR click here for Rob Portman on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted NO on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
Condoleezza Rice on Drugs
Secretary of State
Click here for Condoleezza Rice on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Mitt Romney on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (MA); presidential nominee-apparent
Click here for 4 full quotes by Mitt Romney OR click here for Mitt Romney on other issues.
  • We share cross-border drug problem with Mexico. (Sep 2012)
  • Opposes legalization of recreational or medical marijuana. (Apr 2011)
  • Mandatory sentence & higher penalty for repeat drunk driving. (Aug 2007)
  • Combat the ruthless narco-terrorists in Colombia. (Jul 2007)
Marco Rubio on Drugs
Click here for 4 full quotes by Marco Rubio OR click here for Marco Rubio on other issues.
  • 1987: Brother-in-law imprisoned for drug conviction. (Jun 2012)
  • 1986 brother-in-law's drug bust unexamined until 2011. (Jun 2012)
  • Brother-in-law's trial prosecuted by House member's spouse. (Jun 2012)
  • Teach students skills to avoid gangs, violence, & drugs. (Nov 2006)
Paul Ryan on Drugs
Republican nominee for Vice President; U.S. Rep. (WI-1)
Click here for 5 full quotes by Paul Ryan OR click here for Paul Ryan on other issues.
  • Speechwriter for Director of National Drug Control Policy. (Aug 2012)
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated -10 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Rick Santorum on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator (PA); 2012 presidential frontrunner
Click here for 5 full quotes by Rick Santorum OR click here for Rick Santorum on other issues.
  • Smoked pot in college, but knew it was wrong. (Mar 2011)
  • Kids living with married parents less likely to use drugs. (Apr 2006)
  • Bigger drug problem since welfare state started. (Jul 1996)
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Donald Trump on Drugs
2000 Reform Primary Challenger for President
Click here for 4 full quotes by Donald Trump OR click here for Donald Trump on other issues.
  • Legalize drugs and use tax revenue to fund drug education. (Apr 2011)
  • Never drinks, smokes, nor does drugs. (Feb 2011)
  • Fired Miss USA crown winner due to drug over-indulgence. (Dec 2006)
  • Never touched drugs, nor alcohol, tobacco, or coffee. (Jul 2000)
Jesse Ventura on Drugs
Former Independent MN Governor
Click here for 13 full quotes by Jesse Ventura OR click here for Jesse Ventura on other issues.
  • While we fight "war on drugs", Afghans do our drug business. (Apr 2011)
  • Banks & prison-industrial complex gets rich on the drug war. (Mar 2010)
  • Let states decide medical marijuana laws. (Apr 2008)
  • Treat marijuana like we treat alcohol and tobacco. (Apr 2008)
  • Drug addiction is a health problem, not a crime. (Jul 2000)
  • Drug War fails like Prohibition did. (Jul 2000)
  • Stopped taking steroids & made FDA posters against them. (Jan 1999)
  • Tougher drunk-driving laws for repeat offenders. (Jan 1999)
  • Stop being so afraid of marijuana; some uses are OK. (Jan 1999)
  • The war on drugs has failed; look for other solutions. (Jan 1999)
  • Rethink approach to drugs; “more of the same” fails. (Oct 1998)
  • Jail won’t work when we can’t even keep drugs out of prisons. (Oct 1998)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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