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Jody Hice on Drugs

 

 


Christian society discourages drug & alcohol use

Consider [a society] which embraces a Christian worldview. Although not everyone attends church or is a professing Christian, it is culturally accepted that most people acknowledge the "Golden Rule." They treat one another, as they would like to be treated. Generally, in this [society] families stay together and children grow up with a healthy self-esteem. Most of the kids graduate from high school and become good, productive citizens. Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and teenage pregnancies are rare. Drug abuse is extremely low and gangs are virtually nonexistent. Crime is uncommon and most people feel no need to lock the doors of their cars or home. Businesses want to locate [here] because of quality of workers who are entrepreneurial and creative. Our system of constitutional government does not work within any other cultural environment than a Christian worldview.
Source: It's Now Or Never, by Jody Hice, p. 36-7 , Jan 13, 2012

Rated D by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance.

Hice scores D by the NORML on drug reform

OnTheIssues.org interprets the 2016 NORML scores as follows:

About NORML (from their website, www.norml.org):

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law's mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to achieve the repeal of marijuana prohibition so that the responsible use of cannabis by adults is no longer subject to penalty.

NORML is a nonprofit, public-interest lobby that for more than 30 years has provided a voice for those Americans who oppose marijuana prohibition. We represent the interests of the tens of millions of Americans who smoke marijuana responsibly and believe the recreational and medicinal use of marijuana should no longer be a crime.

NORML supports the removal of all criminal penalties for the private possession & responsible use of marijuana by adults, including the cultivation for personal use, and the casual nonprofit transfers of small amounts. This model is called "decriminalization."

NORML additionally supports the development of a legally controlled market for marijuana, where consumers could purchase it from a safe, legal and regulated source. This model is referred to as "legalization."

NORML believes that marijuana smoking is not for kids and should only be used responsibly by adults. As with alcohol consumption, it must never be an excuse for misconduct or other bad behavior. Driving or operating heavy equipment while impaired from marijuana should be prohibited.

NORML strongly supports the right of patients to use marijuana as a medicine when their physician recommends it to relieve pain and suffering.

Lastly, NORML supports the right of farmers to commercially cultivate hemp for industrial purposes, such as food and fiber production.

Source: NORML website 16_NORML on Nov 8, 2016

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