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Work with legislature on legalization of marijuana

I am working with our neighboring states and look forward to working with our tribal partners on a path forward to modernize gaming in our state, as well as the legislature on legalization of marijuana. Sports betting, internet gaming, and legalized marijuana are happening all around us. Let's not surrender these opportunities to out-of-state markets or even worse, underground markets.
Source: 2021 State of the State Address to Connecticut legislature , Jan 6, 2021

Reduce demand and discuss constructive alternatives

Q: How do you feel about our nationís war on drugs?

A: As long as thereís a demand, people are going to find a way to get drugs in this country. I could talk about tighter border controls, I could talk about interdiction-but letís face it-the law of supply and demand: As long as thereís an overwhelming demand here, drugs are going to find their way in. Weíve got to be very forthright with our kids and talk about it in a way we find constructive alternatives to drug use. Thatís our best hope.

Source: The Truthdig Interview, by Blair Golson , Apr 25, 2006

Skeptical about jailing nonviolent drug offendors

Q: What about sending people to jail for nonviolent drug-related crimes?

A: Iím very skeptical about that. It doesnít act as a deterrent. And it congests our jails with folks who arenít a danger to society, and in many cases we have revolving doors-- in which people who are a danger to society are let out. Where drug addiction is a disease, it should be treated as a disease. Where itís a crime, it should be treated as a crime.

Source: The Truthdig Interview, by Blair Golson , Apr 25, 2006

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