Christine Hallquist on Drugs
Treat opiate crisis as a public health issue
Work with local community health organizations, the Attorney General and State's Attorney's offices, local law enforcement, and ensure that opiate crisis is always treated as a public health issue. Recognize that prevention
and proactive treatment is not only fiscally responsible, but the moral imperative. Put existing research into action and investigate whether safe-injection sites could be made available in Vermont. Focus on social justice and harm reduction.
Source: 2018 VT governor Campaign website ChristineForVermont.com
, Sep 1, 2018
Tax retail marijuana for clean water and public education
On marijuana sales: Hallquist supports a taxed and regulated retail marijuana market, often framing her support in terms of protecting Vermonters from untrustworthy sources of marijuana.
Hallquist has talked about using marijuana revenue to fund clean-water initiatives and address opiate addiction. She told the cannabis website Heady Vermont that some of the money could also be used for public education.
Source: Burlington Free Press on 2018 Vermont gubernatorial race
, Aug 29, 2018
Page last updated: Oct 05, 2018