Have you ever wondered what the front runners of the US Presidential would say about marijuana?
Wonder no more as in this post, you will discover some surprising facts about these front runners and their thoughts on weed.
Don’t worry if you may not be interested with what they have to say – you need to know (or at least expect) what they are going to do once they are elected in November!
US Presidential Candidate: Hillary Clinton
Until date, Hillary Clinton been pretty much in the neutral state when it comes to marijuana. Her wait-and-see approach is often considered neutral but if she had to takes side, she had once stated that states can serve as a testing ground for national policy.
Hillary Clinton isn’t entirely a supportive candidate for marijuana legalization but she does (and certainly) supports changing marijuana from a class I drug to a class II drug under the Controlled Substances Act.
What does class II drug mean to you?
Class II drugs are easier to be used by researchers in studying marijuana as a whole. With more research done, it allows more flexibility and indirect growth in the marijuana market itself.
US Presidential Candidate: Bernie Sanders
Bernie Sander’s take on marijuana usage is pretty much opposite from Hillary’s. For starters, he strongly believes that drug offenders shouldn’t be incarcerated. Instead, a different approach such as treatment is a better way for the Americans.
If you are wondering, Sander supports removing marijuana (completely) from the Controlled Substance Act. Because of the mindset that he has, he is the most pro-marijuana presidential candidate until date (compared to the rest).
US Presidential Candidate: Ted Cruz
Ted Cruz is more of a neutral party (in some way). For starters, he had recently softened his stance about marijuana usage and his willingness to allow states to decide on the weed law all together.
There are parties who are still skeptical of Cruz because he was quoted saying that he will vote against marijuana if it gets on the Texas ballot.
Does this mean that politicians cannot be trusted with their words? Go figure
US Presidential Candidate: Donald Trump
The man who people hate and love at the same time. The man who is outspoken and gaining a lot of ground thanks to his unique stand.
Donald Trump had yet to be seen talking a lot about marijuana. At this time of writing, he has yet to take a serious stand (or side) in the marijuana battle but it is a known fact that he supports the usage of marijuana in medical.
Both Trump and Cruz are agreeable that legalization laws on marijuana should be determined by the states themselves.
According to reports from various sites, Sanders is the biggest advocate to marijuana legalization while Cruz is the complete opposite. Overall, Democratic candidates are more willing to legalize marijuana while the Republicans seem to be pushing the ball over to the states for the final decision.
At this junction, it is safe to say that all the candidates are still accepting the usage and legalization of marijuana at state level (at least). Or maybe, they are just trying to play it safe to avoid losing market share.