Neumann wants total legalization. “I believe that the use and possession of marijuana should be decriminalized completely. Non-violent offenders of marijuana-related laws should be pardoned completely,” he told the Shepherd Express. He adds that the War on Drugs has been “a disaster,” drawing from his experience as a medical practitioner: “The misuse of substances that can be unhealthy for people should be addressed within the individual and public health frame, not as issues of moral depravation.” He believes that regulations such as age limits, standards for purity and quality, as well as taxation to fund substance abuse treatment, are the way forward to avoid repeating the mistakes of alcohol Prohibition.
Who is Dr. Mark?
Compassionate and servant
He served as a Franciscan brother for twenty years with six of those years as a medical missionary in the central African country that was called Zaire at the time. He served as a pediatrician for thirty-five years. He continues to serve as a father and husband in the La Crosse community. He wishes to continue serving his western Wisconsin community by helping to make democracy work for all of us. He believes that good governance makes it possible for people to live together so that all can thrive and live more than simply survive.