FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 9, 2012
Brock Proposes to Put Vermont on Regressive Path
Montpelier, Vt. - Republican gubernatorial candidate Randy Brock showed how removed he is from the opinions of Vermonters with a campaign e-mail sent yesterday making brazen attacks against Governor Shumlin’s support of the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. A recent poll conducted by the Marijuana Policy Project in February 2012 shows that 63 percent of Vermonters support decriminalization and 75 percent support medical marijuana laws being enacted in Vermont.
“Brock’s determination to veto any decriminalization bill without acknowledging or considering Vermonters support is another example of his out-of-touch approach,” said Vermont Democratic Party Chair Jake Perkinson. “Vermonters don’t want their tax dollars used to prosecute people for possessing small amounts of marijuana - it doesn’t make sense, it wastes money and it does nothing to make our communities safer.
"It’s 2012, not 1950. Vermonters have come to the common sense conclusion that decriminalization will ease the burden on our law enforcement and legal system, while saving taxpayer dollars. Vermonters need to seriously evaluate Randy Brock’s willingness to serve their interests over the national GOP dogma he subscribes to,” he concluded.