Skip to comments.Tulsi Gabbard Endorses Legalizing Drugs
Posted on 01/19/2020 3:44:01 PM PST by conservative98
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) is calling for the U.S. to legalize currently illicit drugs.
If we take that step to legalize and regulate, then we're no longer treating people who are struggling with substance addiction and abuse as criminals and instead getting them the help that they need, the 2020 presidential candidate said at a campaign stop in Merrimack, New Hampshire on Friday.
She was responding to a voter who asked whether her plan to end the war on drugs centered on more harm reduction and treatment or if it involved moving to legalize and regulate narcotics so that you're no longer seeing tainted drugs on the street...and involvement in the black market.
The congresswoman replied that her answer was all of the above.
The costs and the consequence to this failed war on drugs is so vast and far reaching, socially and fiscally, that if we take these necessary steps, we'll be able to solve a lot of other problems that we're dealing with in this country, she said.
Gabbard, who has sponsored several marijuana legalization bills during her time in Congress, had previously said in an interview last year that she supported decriminalizing an individuals choice to use whatever substances that are there while still criminalizing those who are traffickers and dealers of these drugs.
Gabbards latest comments, which were first noted and recorded by journalist Michael Tracey, go beyond that by indicating she backs a legally regulated method of producing and distributing drugs.
The stance also puts her a step further than former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a rival Democratic presidential candidate, who has endorsed simply decriminalizing possession of all drugs.
(Excerpt) Read more at forbes.com ...
Another reason why she is the only Dem candidate to fear. Public support for this consistently runs well over 60%.
More opportunities for the rest of us.
As for me, I prefer the Singapore approach.
Drugs are already legal in the US, they just require a license. What no one talks about is if and when we no longer schedule narcotics what will happen to those who manufacture them. No one is going to legally make heroin or meth for the consumer market so you will still have an underground distribution and manufacturing system. You will still have people competing for territory and money.
Drugs are already legalized for Congress, they don’t have to p*ss in that freakin’ cup, and look at the results: We are one election away from the end of this country. Tulsi needs a shrink.
Let’s make murder legal, then we’re dealing with anger management rather than a criminal offense.
She’s just trying to get attention. Won’t work.
Interesting. Decriminalizing murder.
Already done for the pre-born, working on the other end of the life spectrum... next the middle.
Dump fentanyl in large piles at all “homeless” camps.
But she’s so hot in her surfing outfit?
So the opioids epidemic is occurring because of legally prescribed drugs. Now she thinks if the flood gates are opened, things will get better? How does this idiot even get elected? Or better yet, was there some sort of Stanic soul sell of the DNC to rush in the end times? I guess they weren’t told that they eventually lose in the end and spend eternity burning in a lake of fire?
that chart looks 15 years old at least
2 years old. Your link only talks marijuana legalization. Tulsi is talking all drugs legal.
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