1116 E. Seneca Ave., #3
Des Moines, IA 50316
U.S. House District 4
No, we should move toward legalization of drugs to eliminate the black market and its associated violence.
I am opposed to the exclusion of alcohol and tobacco from the federal Conrolled Substances Act, 21 U.S.C. §§ 801 et seq. Whatever criteria we use for setting alcohol and tobacco policy should be the same criteria we use for setting marijuana, cocaine and heroin policy. Alcohol is just as dangerous as cocaine and heroin, and far more dangerous than marijuana. In terms of toxicity, alcohol and tobacco are both more dangerous than marijuana.