Clinton reiterates her support for legalisation.

Posted on March 09 2016

Look, posting about politics can be a dangerous game, especially online, as you’re always gonna piss someone off. I mean I work for a company selling marijuana seeds so you can probably work out my political persuasions, but I will keep this as objective as I can and simply posts the facts. Infer from it whatever you like. I’m not trying to persuade you to vote a certain way. That’s not my job.

All I really wanna talk about is the fact Hilary Clinton has again reiterated her stance that she supports (or is at least open to) the idea of further legalisation. 

“I think that states are the laboratories of democracy, and four states have already taken action to legalize, and it will be important that other states and the federal government take account of how that’s being done, what we learn from what they’re doing,” said Clinton, a former secretary of state, U.S. senator and first lady. “I think that the states moving forward is appropriate and I think the federal government has to move to make this more available for research that they can then distribute to interested people across our country.”

Clinton also spoke openly about the need for reclassification. 

“I do think on the federal level we need to remove marijuana from the Schedule I of drugs, move it to Schedule II, which will permit it to be the basis for medical research because it’s important that we learn as much as possible,” she said. “And since it was a Schedule I drug we haven’t done that research. A lot of experts in the field are telling me we’ve got to learn a lot more.”

 

To be fair, Sanders has also spoken positively about reclassification and further legalisation. This isn’t about candidacy. I’m thinking beyond that and the key detail is Clinton’s assertion that we need to conduct more medical research into marijuana. Recreational marijuana is one thing and I can understand both sides of the argument from an objective viewpoint, but I think to not conduct more research into medicinal marijuana is absolute madness, so to hear her pushing this cause is positive news.  

 

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