Pete Buttigieg Pressed On Marijuana Enforcement And Decriminalizing Drugs In Debate

Pete Buttigieg Pressed On Marijuana Enforcement And Decriminalizing Drugs In Debate

Drug reform policy took center stage at the 2020 Democratic presidential debate in New Hampshire on Friday, with candidates weighing in on issues such as decriminalizing possession of controlled substances and how to address substance misuse. At one point, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg was pressed to defend racial disparities in his city’s marijuana enforcement rates. In a separate exchange, Buttigeig was asked about his proposal to decriminalize possession of all drugs—a plank included in both his mental health and racial justice plans. But the candidate contested the premise of the question, saying that he simply wants to…

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