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Distribution of answers submitted by Pennsylvania voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since Mar 20, 2012. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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In 1970, Congress passed the Controlled Substances Act which banned the manufacture, importation, possession, use and distribution of certain drugs. The act ranked drugs by their potential for abuse and placed them into five categories. Two of the most widely used drugs in the U.S., wine and alcohol, are exempt from the classifications. Ballot measures in several states including Colorado, Washington and Oregon have decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana. These laws apply only within the respective states and have no effect on Federal law. See recent drug policy news
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We should decriminalize them, but then sell them with a hefty tax at stores. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Forbes Road, PA
We should decriminalize some but not all drugs, and we definitely need to reduce current sentences and abolish mandatory minimum sentences for drug offenses and instead institute a mandatory maximum sentence so we don't have people serving life... 5 years ago from a Democrat in Phoenixville, PA
Yes, but add harsh additional penalties to laws broken while under influence. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in East Petersburg, PA
Yes, but increase penalties for those incriminated of being in situations where drug use can be clearly shown to have lead to harm to the user and/or others. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Pittsburgh, PA
No, but I believe in the legalization of Marijuana. 5 years ago from a Green in Berwick, PA
No, but decriminalize marijuana. Also equalize penalties for powder cocaine and crack cocaine. Reduce penalties for small quantities. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Lampeter, PA
Only decriminalize drugs that have shown no greater side effects than drugs deemed legal, and require doctor's prescriptions for all drugs that may have any long term side effects. 5 years ago from a Libertarian in Downingtown, PA
Yes, but persons caught with drugs and paraphernalia should be required to go to rehab. 5 years ago from a Democrat in Philadelphia, PA