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Drug courts give leverage to helping addicts get clean

Another community member also asked how Jackson planned to address drug addiction. Jackson said one of the ways he has seen help with that is offering more drug courts. "It helps people every single day. You have real leverage to help people get clean when the leverage is if you don't, you get convicted of this crime. That is a great intervention point. And it really works. Not every time, but it has a good success ratio."
Source: The Wautauga Democrat on 2022 North Carolina Senate race , Jul 1, 2021

Sky doesn't fall when taking regulatory approach on cannabis

[On marijuana]: "We have roughly 30,000 criminal charges every year for people who have less than six pennies worth of cannabis," Jackson said. "There's no good reason for that. Seventeen states have proven to us the sky doesn't fall when you take a regulatory approach. Crime doesn't go up, the use of harder drugs doesn't go up, tax revenue goes up and the arrests for misdemeanors that follow people for the rest of their lives go down."
Source: Richmond Daily Journal on 2022 North Carolina Senate race , Jun 4, 2021

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