Sen. Hillary Clinton

Sen. Hillary Clinton

Your Guide to the Candidates’ Views on Medical Marijuana

▼ Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY)

Sen. Hillary Clinton

In Short

Sen. Clinton has publicly promised to end the federal raids on state medical
marijuana patients and their caregivers. Sen. Clinton also voted against an
amendment in the U.S. Senate that was intended to undermine state medical
marijuana laws.

What Sen. Clinton Has Done:

On April 19, 2007, Sen. Clinton voted against the Coburn amendment, which, if
enacted, could put medical marijuana patients and caregivers at even greater
risk than they already face and could be used by opponents to attempt to shut
down state medical marijuana programs across the country.

What Sen. Clinton Has Said:

During a major policy address in Manchester, New Hampshire, on May 29, 2007,
Sen. Clinton was asked if she would continue President Bush’s policy of
arresting sick and dying medical marijuana patients and their caregivers. Sen.
Clinton responded: “Well, I will certainly look into it, I certainly will. There
are a number of [medical marijuana] states, right?” When GSMM staff explained to
her that 12 states currently have laws that protect medical marijuana patients
and their caregivers, she responded, “I think that’s excessive, I agree.”

While meeting with members of the audience at a July 13 campaign rally held
at Victory Park in Manchester, a GSMM volunteer told Sen. Clinton, “Twelve
states allow medical marijuana but the Bush administration continues to raids
patients,” to which she responded, “Yes, I know, it’s terrible.” When the
volunteer asked, “Would you stop the federal raids?” Sen. Clinton responded,
“Yes, I will.”

This campaign is staffed and funded by the Marijuana Policy Project

P.O. Box 357 – Manchester, NH – 03105

MarijuanaPolicy.org

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