Where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand on drugs

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Where Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton stand on drugs

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have advocated very different approaches to the most nation's prevalent drug policy issues: cannabis law reform, prescription drug prices, and trafficking across the Mexican border.

Where Trump stands:

-Has criticized states who have legalized marijuana, but finds medical marijuana acceptable

-Calls for having Medicare directly negotiate drug prices, a task that is currently left up to private plans

-Claimed decades ago that legalizing drugs was the only way to win the war on drugs

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In Trump's own words...
"New Hampshire has a tremendous drug epidemic. Every time I go there, people come up to me and they say 'Mr. Trump What are we going to do? Drugs are pouring in' I'm going to create borders. No drugs are coming in. We're going to build a wall, you know what I'm talking about. You have confidence in me. Believe me, I will solve the problem. They will stop coming to New Hampshire. They'll stop coming to this country. And the people who are in trouble, the people that are addicted, we're going to help them. We're going to try and make them better, and will will make them better."

Where Clinton stands:

-Has a plan to help treat drug and addiction issues with a combination of preventative programs and treatment

-Supports criminal justice reform to ensure nonviolent drug offenses do not continue to contribute to mass incarceration problem

-Believes in promoting competition and leveraging nation's bargaining power to lower drug costs on behalf of Americans

In Clinton's own words...
"And the company is one of these companies that is absolutely gouging American consumers and patients. It's called Valeant Pharmaceuticals. I'm going after them. We are going to stop this. This is predatory pricing. It is unjustified. It is wrong. And we're going to make sure it is stopped."

Which candidate's stance do you agree with?

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