Statements about Drugs

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

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

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

Says local Texas chambers of commerce were granted exemptions from paying property taxes on their headquarter properties.

About 800 people refused to get a drug screening because they are "out there on drugs."

Says the federal government could save $175,587 by eliminating a study of the "connection between cocaine and risky sex habits of the Japanese quail."

"One out of every three automobile fatalities can be attributed to alcohol."

Says a drug test can be performed for "just $4 or $5."

"Florida is the first state requiring drug testing to receive welfare!"

Says the United States has the highest incarceration rate in the world with 2.3 million inmates, and the majority of Americans are imprisoned because they sold small amounts of drugs.

"The studies have shown us that [drug testing for welfare recipients] will be saving us money"

"Certainly we're going to be the most restrictive state in the land … in terms of who can get medical marijuana, how it will be prescribed and how it will be achieved in terms of moving it into the marketplace."

"A couple of hundred American cities are infested by members of the Mexican cartels."

"Studies show that people that are on welfare are higher users of drugs than people not on welfare."

"Rhode Island continues to have the highest rates of substance abuse in the country."

"I'm well aware that medical marijuana is a recognized, medical, viable treatment for this sort of [pancreas] pain condition."

"Hackers broke into Virginia's prescription-drug database (and) ... obtained more than 8.2 million patient records and a total of nearly 36 million prescriptions."

Since Oregon’s prescription-only law took effect, meth lab incidents have dropped by 96 percent and meth-related arrests by 32 percent.

"We don't need a separate (prescription drug) database ... Pharmacies already have a database in place."

"Seven more people will die each and every day until the Legislature ratifies these (pain clinic) rules that are being approved by the Board of Medicine and the Department of Health."

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