Statements about Drugs

Marijuana is "less toxic" than alcohol.

Says al Qaeda has camps with the drug cartels in Mexico.

Every day, "about 100 people will be arrested for possession of marijuana in Georgia."

In annual surveys of Rhode Island communities that receive Drug Free community grants, many report that more than 50 percent of youth surveyed do not think daily marijuana use poses any serious risk of harm.

"Lots of studies seem to indicate that minors find it very easy to get marijuana, easier than to get alcohol."

"Eighty percent of those who have applied for licenses have no cancer, no Parkinson's disease or glaucoma. They have nothing you would associate [with] the use of medical marijuana."

"Washington, D.C., had some of the strictest gun laws in the country. And when they passed them, violence skyrocketed."

"The average age of first marijuana use is 12."

"A man using bath salts reported that raccoons had set fire inside his home and stolen his cell phone."

"There is no evidence that poor people abuse drugs more frequently than any other socio-economic group."  

Says Mitt Romney suggested that "employers should be able to make the decision as to whether or not a woman gets contraception through her insurance coverage."

Brendan Doherty wants "to repeal Obamacare, increasing drug prices for seniors."

Federal law adopted "under Tommy Thompson's watch" prohibits the government from negotiating for "better prices" on prescription drugs for senior citizens

Barack Obama has "provided guns to Mexican drug cartels."

Decriminalizing marijuana "will save the state anywhere from $4 (million) to $11 million dollars."

Says Sen. Bill Nelson voted to spend "$144,541 to see how monkeys react under the influence of cocaine."

"As the usage [of synthetic marijuana] has dramatically increased, instances of violence, bodily harm and even death have risen with it."

"It was found unconstitutional to drug test elected officials because it prevents us, as citizens, from having that First Amendment right."

Says opponent Beto O’Rourke "wants to legalize drugs."

"Fifty percent of the graduating class of the year 2012 will have smoked marijuana or have done illegal drugs."

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