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Paula Jean Swearengin on Drugs

 

 


Address the causes of addiction; not severe punishments

Q: What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?

A: Addiction and the horrific deaths related to it are consuming our citizens and destroying families at an alarming rate. This is a public health crisis that cannot be met solely with severe punishments for street dealers. Congress must listen to the professionals who advocate for long term care, comprehensive cannabis policy, more strict regulation of pill mills, proper oversight of pharmaceuticals, and more resources to disrupt the fentanyl black market. We need to address the causes of addiction and the entrenched systems that feed it for profit. Congress can immediately act on removing federal roadblocks to legal medical and recreational cannabis. This would allow states to continue to reap the rewards of the economic boom and permit states like West Virginia to create jobs and join in the prosperity. Every effort should be made at both the state and federal level to accomplish this goal.

Source: Ballotpedia statement for 2020 West Virginia Senate race , Apr 10, 2018

End the wasteful, harmful, war on drugs

Invest all that saved money in drug diversion and mental health programs which have proven to be successful at slashing drug use. The time has come to stop the government from wasting money and fix the drug problem once and for all. Legalize and tax marijuana just like we do alcohol and tobacco, which will save us over $13 billion per year.
Source: 2018 West Virginia Senate campaign website PaulaJean2018.com , Jul 17, 2017

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