Candidate in race for State House District 20
Tim Gust responded to NORML’s Candidate Questionnaire on July 18, 2020. His responses are below.
"After speaking with the Indiana chapter of NORML, I decided to start my run for public office in Indiana. By legalizing and regulating the sale and use of marijuana, our state can join most of the country in helping fix our schools, veteran's affairs, homelessness, etc., all while reducing the number of prescription opioid abuse and overdoses."
"With scientifically backed facts, the time has past for us to end the prohibition on marijuana in the US. I firmly believe that this has not happened due to the lobbying power of Big Pharma, and that's a shame. The health benefits far outweigh the never impact of using cannabis in any form."
"The health benefits have been proven so many times over now that it's unrealistic to not use it in place of other harmful, addictive narcotics."
"Proven to be less dangerous than alcohol, marijuana should be a choice for adults just as any other medication/vice."