Our control of the entry of drugs into our country is a failure. Strong border control is essential.
Marijuana, now legal in Washington State, contributes to lethargy in our youth and too often is a pathway to hard drugs. The opioid epidemic is perilous now, growing in deaths, and we lack treatment centers for those seeking help with addiction.
I will push for the establishment of a commission composed of border patrol, healthcare, school health professionals and law enforcement specialists to address drug addiction in the United States, examine the efficacy of solutions from around the world, and make recommendations to Congress.