Candidate in race for State Senate District 50
Ingram used his introductory period to briefly describe the priorities of the Libertarian party and his position on the legalization of marijuana.
“It’s an honor to be on the ballot as a Libertarian,” he said. “There is a drug problem in this country and the way we are working on it is not really working...Libertarians are generally tolerant of people and don’t believe the government has business telling people what they can put in their body. Another principle is fiscal conservancy.”(2018)
“It’s about time, at the federal level, that this gets reclassified. There are millions of people that are impacted by it being illegal, and that’s changing at the state level all over our country. It could change for North Carolina as well. The mountains could be a very rich area especially in regard to marijuana legalization, and our flat lands could be growing hemp and doing all kinds of industrial things with it. Instead, our government has taken something that God’s given us to use and is demonizing our own citizens over it, and incarcerating people.”.....Recreational marijuana obviously rests on a slippery slope; where then, do similar “my body my choice” philosophies lead in regards to seemingly similar instances like recreational cocaine?
“The prescription drug industry has kind of a lockdown on all of this and so does law-enforcement, but it’s not stopped the problem,” he said. “We’ve got to look at people more respectfully.” (2018)
206 Crestview Heights
Sylva, NC 28779