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Marijuana news: Hillary Clinton supports medical pot, takes 'wait and see' approach t

  1. ZenobiaSky
    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

    The Newhawks Crew

Comments

  1. ianzombie
    Re: Marijuana news: Hillary Clinton supports medical pot, takes 'wait and see' approa

    Wait and see?
    Is 50 years of waiting and seeing not long enough?
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