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John Kasich quotes on addiction and drug abuse issues (INFOGRAPHIC)

John Kasich quotes on addiction and drug abuse issues (INFOGRAPHIC)

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Sending mixed messages?

John Kasich, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination has been a vocal opponent of the idea for legalizing marijuana. He has labeled legalizing marijuana as “sending mixed messages to kids about drugs”.

What else does Kasich think regarding substance use disorders, addiction, and their treatment? Explore this infographic to take note on a few of John Kasich’s most striking quotes. Then, post your questions in the comments section at the bottom of the page and we’ll try to respond personally and promptly to all legitimate inquiries.

His opinion on drug addiction

Kasich has admitted that he has no clue what it’s like to battle such a strong and relapsing disease as addiction. However, he also believes that no person is too fare gone to be saved, stating:

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“You cannot give up, because there’s a purpose to your life, you understand that. Everybody in this room has a God-given potential to do something to change this world. If you can climb out of it, people will learn from you.”

On one occasion, he also reflected on his college experience, asking young people to never go near the pills and drugs when at a party and drinking.

His opinion on marijuana legalization

John Kasich is very strictly opposed to the legalization of marijuana in his state and in all of the United States. He may believe that jailing people over smoking marijuana is too harsh, but Kasich stands firm and adds:

“don’t ask me to legalize it”.

In a recent TV appearance, Kasich was interviewed by Stephen Colbert and shared some of his opinions on this topic:

“We don’t do that in Ohio. We don’t even want serious drug addicts to be locked in prison for their rest of their lives. We treat them and we pass them off to the community. The problem with marijuana is this: We don’t want to tell our kids, ‘Don’t do drugs, but by the way, this drug’s okay.'”

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Reference Sources: 1. Sending kids mixed signals about drugs is a disaster.
Fred Imbert, Oct 28, 2015; CNBC
Available at: http://goo.gl/9XdV2D [Accessed March 16, 2016]
2. I beg you. When you go to that party, OK, and you’re having the second drink or the third drink, OK, and the bowl of pills that’s over here on the side. Don’t go near ’em.
Tana Ganeva, The Influence
Available at: http://goo.gl/qObZM0 [Accessed March 16, 2016]
3. I feel very strongly in my state, I’m going to oppose, and they’re going to put something on the ballot to legalize drugs.
W. Gardner Selby, Oct 28, 2015; PolitiFact
Available at: http://goo.gl/Yu3IsJ [Accessed March 16, 2016]
4. If I happened to be president, I would lead a significant campaign down at the grassroots level to stomp these drugs out of our country.
W. Gardner Selby, Oct 28, 2015; PolitiFact
Available at: http://goo.gl/Yu3IsJ [Accessed March 16, 2016]
5. 80% of the people in our prisons have addiction problems.
Jordan Weissmann, Aug 6, 2015; MoneyBox
Available at: http://goo.gl/JOD4w6 [Accessed March 16, 2016]
6. Everybody across this country knows the tsunami of drugs is threatening their very families.
Jordan Weissmann, Aug 6, 2015; MoneyBox
Available at: http://goo.gl/JOD4w6 [Accessed March 16, 2016]
7. If a young person hears “do not do drugs,” there is a 50% less chance they will ever do it. A 50% less chance!
Tana Ganeva, The Influence
Available at: http://goo.gl/qObZM0 [Accessed March 16, 2016]
8. On medical marijuana, doctors that I know tell me we don’t need that, there are other ways to treat pain.
Paul Wozniak, Sept 6, 2015; FireBrandLeft
Available at: http://firebrandleft.com/marijuana-2016-presidential-candidates-stand/ [Accessed March 16, 2016]

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