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Clear waiting lists for addiction recovery treatment

We must clear the waiting lists. We will invest $80 million over 10 years in start-up costs to establish Recovery Centers regionally across the state. The Board of each Recovery Center will include representation from local first responders, medical professionals, community leaders--and a majority will be people in recovery. We can relieve the burden on first responders and police by getting people with substance use disorder into treatment, instead of prison.
Source: 2020 W.V. Gubernatorial campaign website WVCantWait.com.com , Jan 24, 2020

Legalize cannabis; expunge drug offenses after 3 years

We support full cannabis legalization, decriminalization, and expungement. For other narcotics, we will push toward downgrading possession crimes from felonies to misdemeanors that would not carry jail time. We also support automatic expungement for all drug offenses after 3 years, and implementation of "Ban the Box" legislation, so that sufferers of substance use disorder are not continuously punished (i.e. blocked from: housing, jobs, food stamps) even after they have served their time.
Source: 2020 W.V. Gubernatorial campaign website WVCantWait.com.com , Jan 24, 2020

Rapidly expand access to drug treatment services

Stephen Smith, a community organizer running as a Democrat, proposes on his website to rapidly expand access to drug treatment services and to focus on providing better access to jobs, housing and food for those facing addiction.

"We are the state that started the American revolution and powered the industrial revolution--we can lead our nation in showing how to solve the opioid and addiction epidemic too," Smith states on his website.

Source: W.V. MetroNews on 2020 West Virginia Gubernatorial race , Oct 24, 2019

Other governors on Drugs: Stephen Noble Smith on other issues:
WV Gubernatorial:
Edwin Ray Vanover
Jim Justice
Michael Folk
Ron Stollings
Woody Thrasher
WV Senatorial:
Carte Goodwin
Don Blankenship
Evan Jenkins
Joe Manchin III
John Raese
Patrick Morrisey
Paula Jean Swearengin
Richard Ojeda
Shelley Moore Capito

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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