Gary Johnson statements about drug wars and marijuana legalization (INFOGRAPHIC)

“90% of the drug problem is prohibition-related and not use-related,” says Gary Johnson. Read his take on the War on Drugs and legalization of drugs, here.

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The former Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson has many libertarian views and a philosophy of limited government. We’ve taken some of the main points in his public speeches, graphic-ized them, and they provide an interesting point of political views.

Some of his revolutionary claims include:

Gary Johnson statements about drug wars and marijuana legalization (INFOGRAPHIC)

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  • “Marijuana is safer than alcohol”
  • “75% of border violence with Mexico is due to drugs”
  • “Legalize marijuana instead of 1.8 million arrests and $70B”
  • “Other governors privately support ending drug war”
  • “War on Drugs is a miserable failure, there are $30B spent on it; $6M for treatment”
  • “Why don’t we just allow people to go to drugstores and get their methadone with a prescription?”

Drugs and political points of view

What’s your point of view on this issue? Do you agree with Mr. Johnson? Or are you opposed to his political claims? We’d appreciate your thoughts and comments on this subject. Please post them in the comments section below, and we’ll get back with you promptly.

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  1. We have to ask ourselves if government interference is helping or hurting. Based on some research I learned that people who have experienced trauma such as neglect, verbal and physical abuse in their childhood often have to self medicate. The way government has been handling addicts by imprisoning them puts them back into that trauma. How are addicts going to get well? Gary Johnson is right when he says government should get out of the way.

    Nothing good seems to be coming out of this drug war. Non violent people are in jail that should be in rehab. Illegal immigration due to the fact that people need to get away from the violence from the cartels. The billions spent on funding this DEA has proved to be a failure. Lets find another way to solve this problem without government.
    Hopefully rehab will get to the root cause of why we as a nation feel we have to self medicate.

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