"I’d ask this about Trump too but I don’t think he is going to win."
Clinton prefers to see a federal relaxation of marijuana research, meaning that the drug would be downgraded from a Schedule 1 drug like heroin to Schedule 2, according to an MSNBC report. A downgrade would allow medical research.
“I do support the use of medical marijuana,” she said in the first Democratic presidential debate a few month ago. “And I think even there we need to do a lot more research so that we know exactly how we’re going to help people for whom medical marijuana provides relief.”
While Clinton’s concession on the drug is viewed as positive by cannabis legalization advocates, they don’t believe it goes far enough. Tom Angell, chairman of the pro-legalization group Marijuana Majority, said Clinton is moving in the right direction. But he said only federal changes would truly prevent ill people, for example, from being harassed by drug enforcement officers. “It may make research slightly easier, but on its own wouldn’t do anything to protect seriously ill people who are using marijuana in accordance with state laws from being harassed by the DEA. Only changing the federal criminal statutes can effectively do that, ” Angell said.
Marijuana Legalization 2016: Where Do Hillary Clinton And Bernie Sanders Stand On Cannabis Use? BY CHRISTOPHER HARRESS @CHARRESS ON 02/26/16 AT 4:33 PM