Doug Ducey on Drugs
Opposes recreational legalization of marijuana
Q: Legalize or decriminalize legalize marijuana?
Doug Ducey (R): No. Opposes recreational legalization. Campaigned heavily to defeat a ballot measure supporting adult use.
David Garcia (D): Expand medical marijuana & decriminalize marijuana use & possession.
Source: CampusElect 2018: Arizona legislative voting records
, Oct 9, 2018
Crack down on drunk/drugged drivers
Those reckless enough to put lives on the line by driving the wrong-way on our highways, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, should face a felony conviction and prison time. No exceptions. And if you break the law, our troopers will have their
sights set on you, because we're targeting even more efforts here: An enhanced "Wrong-Way Driver Night Watch," with resources to match. We're going to zero-in on these criminals, with the goal of stopping these accidents and saving lives.
Source: 2018 Arizona State of the State address
, Jan 8, 2018
Drug addiction is an epidemic plaguing our entire country
Many of our citizens have found themselves struggling because of an epidemic plaguing our entire country--drug addiction. It's a problem that knows no bounds. It effects men and women; young and old; rich and poor.
We've started to address it in a
serious way. Cracking down on doc shopping. Providing better treatment options. Limiting first fills on opioids.
We also need to make sure a second chance actually is a second chance.
Vivitrol has been called a "Miracle Drug"--blocking heroin and painkiller addictions, even alcoholism, and allowing millions of Americans to gain their lives back. This morning I signed an Executive Order so that people leaving our prison system
have the opportunity to be treated with this blocker, to maximize their success of never ever going back. Chances are addiction, in some form, has touched the lives of everyone here today.
Source: 2017 State of the State address to Arizona Legislature
, Jan 9, 2017
Ramp up border patrol to end drug importation
In September, we created the Border Strike Force Bureau, a partnership between local,
state and federal law enforcement that's providing a force multiplier in the fight against drug cartels and border crime.
Source: 2016 State of the State speech to Arizona legislature
, Jan 11, 2016
Rated F by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance.
Ducey scores F by the NORML on drug reform
OnTheIssues.org interprets the 2016 NORML scores as follows:
About NORML (from their website, www.norml.org):
- C-/D/F: "hard-on-drugs" stance (approx. 243 members)
- C: mixed record on drug reform (approx. 45 members)
- A/B: pro-drug-reform stance (approx. 293 members)
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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