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Jeanne Shaheen on Drugs

Democrat Sr Senator; previously Governor

 


Allow medical marijuana; but no recreational marijuana

In addition to opposing views on Obamacare and the economy, the two also addressed the issue of medical marijuana. "I think New Hampshire moved in a positive direction when it allowed medicinal marijuana," Shaheen said.

"The difference we have on medicinal marijuana is I want to make sure it's an FDA-approved medicinal marijuana," Brown said. Both said they do not support changing the law on recreational use of marijuana.

Source: WMUR ABC-9 Manchester on 2014 New Hampshire Senate debate , Oct 7, 2014

Foreign assistance helps counter-drug efforts

Q: Will you vote to repeal conditioning of foreign assistance on the signing of Bilateral Immunity Agreements?

A: This foreign assistance often goes toward counter-drug efforts, infrastructure and other areas that build stability in developing countries and therefore enhance our own security. I do not support a blanket conditioning on the signing of Bilateral Immunity Agreements.

Source: Citizens for Global Solutions: 2008 Senate questionnaire , Sep 9, 2008

More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War.

Shaheen adopted the National Governors Association policy:

Source: NGA policy HR-13: Combating and Controlling Substance Abuse 00-NGA2 on Aug 15, 2000

Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance.

Shaheen scores B 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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