Hilary Clinton On Marijuana
Democratic Presidential candidate, Hilary Clinton, has been known to be open to researching cannabis. Her submission of a proposal to loosen federal restrictions on marijuana does not come as a surprise.
Clinton feels as if restrictions should be lifted so that cannabis can properly be researched. Marijuana is still a Schedule I drug, classifying it along with LSD, heroin and ecstasy. Currently, Schedule I drugs are “not currently accepted medical use” and “a high potential for abuse.” Clinton stated, "Because it's considered what's called a Schedule I drug and you can't even do research in it. If we're going to have a lot of states setting up marijuana dispensaries so that people who have some kind of medical need are getting marijuana, we need know what's the quality of it, how much should you take, what should you avoid if you're taking other medications."
She is a strong advocate for classifyig cannabis as a Schedule II drug, which would at least permit the research of the drug. Her views on cannabis differ from her opponent, Bernie Sanders, who submitted a bill on November 4th to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act all together.
Only 4 percent of Americans feel that marijuana should be regulated more strictly, while 59 percent of feel that it should be less strict. Democrats are four times more likely to support a candidate in favor of less restrictive marijuana regulations.