In a conversation with Hillary Clinton on his show last night, Jimmy Kimmel used one of her public emails in which she asks about getting apples delivered to her office to joke that apples could be code for cannabis. It's a funny bit worth watching. But what followed was the Democratic presidential candidate's clearest and most concise position on cannabis and federal legislation to date.
"I absolutely support of all the states that are moving toward medical marijuana, that are moving toward absolutely legalizing it for recreational use, but I want to see what the states learn from that experience, " Clinton said.
She then reiterated her position about moving marijuana off of schedule 1 of banned drugs so that more research can be done, even going so far as to acknowledge the strength of the available evidence about marijuana's effectiveness in treating various diseases and ailments.
"You know, there is some great evidence about what marijuana can do for people, " Clinton continued, "who are in cancer treatments, who have other kinds of chronic diseases, who are suffering from intense pain - There is great, great anecdotal evidence, but I want us to start doing the research... "
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