Independence Party Candidates Rap War on Drugs

Independence Party Candidates Rap War on Drugs
Posted by FoM on July 28, 2000 at 11:06:43 PT
By Jim Ragsdale, Staff Writer
Source: Pioneer Planet
Three U.S. Senate candidates from Gov. Jesse Ventura's Independence Party of Minnesota debated the war on drugs, the future of the Social Security system and other issues in a forum held after the DFL candidates' debate.James Gibson, a software developer who is the Independence Party's endorsed candidate, environmental activist Leslie Davis and long-time third-party activist Buford Johnson were all critical of the federal war on drugs, and suggested that some drugs should be legalized.
Gibson said he would only legalize marijuana, while Davis said he would legalize all drugs. ``If people want to do them in a responsible way, it's their business,'' Davis said. Johnson said all drugs should be ``regulated and decriminalized,'' and said they should be taxed to raise money for treatment and care of those with drug problems.In sizing up the two bigger parties, Johnson said, ``Democrats have become totally addicted to government. Republicans say government is the problem.'' He suggested there is a middle viewpoint: ``There is a role for government.'' Published: Thursday, July 27, 2000  2000 PioneerPlanet / St. Paul (Minnesota) Pioneer Press CannabisNews Search - Jesse Ventura
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Comment #1 posted by Rainbow on July 28, 2000 at 11:12:27 PT
Senate race
The four DFL (read democrat) candidates for the Senate seat held right now by Grams are all in favor of medical Marijuana.I have not been able to get a position out of the democrat canidate for the House in my area.This is progressRainbow 
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