Hillary Clinton Expresses Support For States’ Rights When It Comes To Marijuana Reform
In 2007 Hillary Clinton was running for President. Back then Hillary Clinton said that she was against marijuana decriminalization. Then in 2012 Hillary Clinton stated that she didn’t think that marijuana legalization was ‘the answer to fixing the failed war on drugs.’ She reasoned at the time that cartels would figure out other ways to make money, such as through kidnapping or extortion. But last summer in an interview with CNN, Hillary Clinton has changed her tune a bit. She stated that she was ’open to trying marijuana legalization at the state level.’
Hillary seemed to double down on that position today, per a couple of tweets that were sent out by CNN’s Political Producer Dan Merica:
On marijuana, “opening the possibility to both will give us the chance to understand better what works and what doesn’t work.”
— Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) September 14, 2015
Clinton on whether she would legalize marijuana as president: “I would support states and localities that are experimenting with this.” — Dan Merica (@danmericaCNN) September 14, 2015
With today’s comments being spread far and wide on social media, many activists are asking the question ‘when is Bernie Sanders coming out with his official stance on marijuana policy?’ Poll after poll is showing Bernie Sanders in the lead over Hillary Clinton, with no viable third candidate for the Democrats at this point. I’m curious to see if Hillary’s comments gain any traction with the media and the American public, and if so, if it has any meaningful effect on polls. If that were to happen, I’d expect more and more politicians to follow suit. What do TWB readers think. Do you take Hillary Clinton’s comments as truth? Do you plan on voting for Hillary Clinton?