Today the drug issue is being handled on the local level in discussion. Dr. Rand Paul is meeting with Health officials:
Rand Paul Tours Western Kentucky Drug Rehab Facility
Bowling Green, Kentucky - Dr. Rand Paul will be taking a tour of the Wingshadow Lodge of Western Kentucky Teen Challenge, a drug treatment facility, Monday, August 23rd between 4 and 6:00 pm Eastern.
Immediately following the tour, there will be a press conference with Dr. Paul, the program's officials, and county prosecutor Todd P'Pool discussing drug issues in Kentucky.
Western Kentucky Teen Challenge is a 12 month, residential discipleship training program in Dixon, Kentucky, dedicated to restoring the lives of young men dealing with addiction issues.
The facility, which provides faith based addiction recovery, with 86% success rate for its participants, was constructed and is maintained at no cost to the taxpayers. Teen Challenge has existed for nearly 50 years and received the endorsement of President Ronald Reagan and Reverend Billy Graham.
Meanwhile his opponent Attorney General Jack Conway (under his command drug overdoses and pill addiction has been on the rise but, supports more law enforcement first) is having a round table with Law Enforcement:
Conway plans a roundtable discussion this afternoon with Wolfe County law enforcement and business leaders "focusing on the needs of Eastern Kentuckians facing the scourge of illegal drugs in their communities." His campaign intends to spend the week driving home their message against Paul on drugs.
Hmm, So Jack's message is more money for police and more Kentuckians arrested and in jail. Our prisons have already increased 50% since 2000. That's an extra $1,230,000,000 in prisoner costs last decade. So, the answer is to lock up people and not treat them? Maybe Rand has it right, talk to doctors not cops because it's a Health issue not a law enforcement issue. Heck, Jack doesn't even think the cops are smart enough to distinguish between hemp and marijuana:
Again, Marijuana is a gateway drug to Jack but he never talks about the true Gateway Drug he makes money off of.
Can't wait to see how the police tell us to handle a Medical issue. These cops are pretty smart about it: