State of Mississippi secondary Archives: on Drugs


Mike Espy: Medical marijuana first; decide on recreational later

Q: Legalize or decriminalize marijuana?

Mike Espy (D): Wouldn't say absolutely no. Maybe medical first. "I would just have to know if it was safe" & "a financial benefit to the state."

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R): Likely no. Voted to block amendment that would have allowed banks to work with legitimate cannabis businesses.

Chris McDaniel (R): Leave it up to the states.

Source: 2018 CampusElect Guide on MS Senate Special Election Oct 9, 2018

Mike Espy: Disallow banking for legitimate cannabis businesses

Q: Legalize or decriminalize marijuana?

Mike Espy (D): Wouldn't say absolutely no. Maybe medical first. "I would just have to know if it was safe" & "a financial benefit to the state."

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R): Likely no. Voted to block amendment that would have allowed banks to work with legitimate cannabis businesses.

Chris McDaniel (R): Leave it up to the states.

Source: 2018 CampusElect Guide on MS Senate Special Election Oct 9, 2018

Mike Espy: Let states decide marijuana laws

Q: Legalize or decriminalize marijuana?

Mike Espy (D): Wouldn't say absolutely no. Maybe medical first. "I would just have to know if it was safe" & "a financial benefit to the state."

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R): Likely no. Voted to block amendment that would have allowed banks to work with legitimate cannabis businesses.

Chris McDaniel (R): Leave it up to the states.

Source: 2018 CampusElect Guide on MS Senate Special Election Oct 9, 2018

Robert Gray: OpEd: more interested in legalizing hemp than cutting taxes

Enter the Silent Knight, Robert Gray. A soft spoken, humble Every Man who honestly believes Mississippi can be better. He may or may not be in favor of Initiative 48 [the ballot question on legalizing marijuana]. When we asked Gray if he currently or has ever smoked pot, his answer was "No."

For those who cotton to slick politicians, Gray may not be polished. He may be more interested in legalizing hemp than cutting taxes, but nobody is trying to put lipstick on a pig here. Robert Gray is legit, he understands issues and policy. He understands the need to create jobs in Mississippi, which is why he favors Medicaid expansion and likely favors Initiative 48. He is not a politician. He's not a lawyer. He's no Donald Trump.

He's a regular guy. A real regular guy. Robert Gray gives those Mississippians who complain about career politicians a chance to pull the lever for someone who is not a career politician. Do they dare?

Source: 2015 MS gubernatorial campaign website governorbryant.com Aug 7, 2015

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2020 Presidential contenders on Drugs:
  Democrats running for President:
Sen.Michael Bennet (D-CO)
V.P.Joe Biden (D-DE)
Mayor Mike Bloomberg (I-NYC)
Gov.Steve Bullock (D-MT)
Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-IN)
Sen.Cory Booker (D-NJ)
Secy.Julian Castro (D-TX)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Rep.John Delaney (D-MD)
Rep.Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)
Sen.Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Gov.Deval Patrick (D-MA)
Sen.Bernie Sanders (I-VT)
CEO Tom Steyer (D-CA)
Sen.Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Marianne Williamson (D-CA)
CEO Andrew Yang (D-NY)

2020 Third Party Candidates:
Rep.Justin Amash (L-MI)
CEO Don Blankenship (C-WV)
Gov.Lincoln Chafee (L-RI)
Howie Hawkins (G-NY)
Gov.Gary Johnson(L-NM)
Howard Schultz(I-WA)
Gov.Jesse Ventura (I-MN)
Republicans running for President:
Sen.Ted Cruz(R-TX)
Gov.Larry Hogan (R-MD)
Gov.John Kasich(R-OH)
V.P.Mike Pence(R-IN)
Gov.Mark Sanford (R-SC)
Pres.Donald Trump(R-NY)
Rep.Joe Walsh (R-IL)
Gov.Bill Weld(R-MA & L-NY)

2020 Withdrawn Democratic Candidates:
Sen.Stacey Abrams (D-GA)
Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-NYC)
Sen.Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY)
Sen.Mike Gravel (D-AK)
Sen.Kamala Harris (D-CA)
Gov.John Hickenlooper (D-CO)
Gov.Jay Inslee (D-WA)
Mayor Wayne Messam (D-FL)
Rep.Seth Moulton (D-MA)
Rep.Beto O`Rourke (D-TX)
Rep.Tim Ryan (D-CA)
Adm.Joe Sestak (D-PA)
Rep.Eric Swalwell (D-CA)
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