Statements about Drugs
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."
Texas leads "the country in drunk driving fatalities."
Says a highway was closed in El Paso because of bullets flying across the border.
Because of violence spreading from Mexico, "you’ve got bullets hitting the city hall in El Paso. You’ve got bombs exploding in El Paso."
"There are more pain clinics in Broward County than there are McDonald's in Broward County."
Transporting drugs "is the price of admission" for people crossing the border illegally.
"Barack Obama has consistently voted against tougher penalties for criminals."
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