State of Wisconsin Archives: on Drugs

Ron Johnson: No federal legalization; but let's see how states do

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

Feingold: Voted earlier for lower drug sentences, but unclear position on legalization.

Johnson: Opposes recreational legalization, but open to seeing results in states that have approved it.

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

Ron Johnson: Unsecure Mexican border is a gateway for drug traffickers

The Senate Homeland Security Committee, chaired by Wisconsin Republican Ron Johnson, is holding a hearing in the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix on "America's heroin epidemic at the border". Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), calling his state "ground zero in the fight against heroin trafficking from Mexico to the United States," has said the hearing will focus on international cartels and how government can combat them.

[Ron Johnson said in his opening statement]: "America's borders are not secure. One key indicator is the fact that we are interdicting only 5% to 10% of illegal drugs crossing our southwest border. The declining price of heroin--from a nationwide average of $3,260 per gram of pure heroin in 1981 to $465 in 2012--is a metric that proves the point. Our unsecure Arizona-Mexico border has become a gateway for drug traffickers to distribute illicit drugs across the country."

Source: Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on 2016 Wisconsin Senate race Nov 21, 2015

Tommy Thompson: More resources to target meth production

Methamphetamine Agents: The governor is targeting one of the fastest growing and most dangerous drugs in the state by adding three agents to combat methamphetamine production and distribution in western Wisconsin.
Source: Wisconsin Governor’s web site, “Budget” Dec 25, 2000

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2016 Presidential contenders on Drugs:
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)
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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