Hillary Clinton supports marijuana for medicinal purposes "under appropriate circumstances" and thinks the drug's medical potential should be researched, but she's taking a "wait and see" approach to recreational use.
Clinton talked about marijuana policy in a wide-ranging interview Tuesday with CNN's Christiane Amanpour. When asked by a viewer about marijuana policy, Clinton responded:
"At the risk of committing radical candor, I have to say I think we need to be very clear about the benefits of marijuana use for medicinal purposes. I don't think we've done enough research yet, although I think for people who are in extreme medical conditions and who have anecdotal evidence that it works, there should be availability under appropriate circumstances. But I do think we need more research because we don't know how it interacts with other drugs."
On recreational marijuana, Clinton said:
"On recreational, states are the laboratories of democracy. We have at least two states that are experimenting with that right now. I want to wait and see what the evidence is."
She was clear about thing: When it comes to marijuana, she's not giving it a try.
"Absolutely not. I didn't do it when I was young, I'm not going to start now."
By Noelle Crombie
On June 18, 2014 at 6:30 AM, updated June 18, 2014 at 6:43 AM http://www.oregonlive.com/marijuana/index.ssf/2014/06/marijuana_news_hillary_clinton.html
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