Clinton Supports Removing MJ from Schedule 1 
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Clinton Supports Removing MJ from Schedule 1 
Posted by CN Staff on November 07, 2015 at 16:47:11 PT
By Abby Phillip
Source: Washington Post 
Orangeburg, S.C. -- Hillary Rodham Clinton has long declined to endorse legalized medical or recreational marijuana at the federal level, but on Saturday, she added more specifics to her proposal to increase research into medical marijuana.Clinton said that she supports removing marijuana from a list of schedule 1 drugs, a classification that prevents federally-sponsored research into its effects. As a schedule 1 drug, marijuana is classified among the most dangerous drugs that the federal Drug Enforcement Agency regulates.
"We havenít done research, why? Because itís considered a schedule 1 drug," Clinton said during a town hall meeting at Claflin University in South Carolina on Saturday. "I'd like to move it from schedule 1 to schedule 2."The addition to her position on marijuana brings her in line with two other Democratic presidential rivals, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland governor Martin O'Malley, who both oppose marijuana's designation as a schedule 1 substance.According to the Drug Enforcement Agency, schedule 1 drugs are "defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule 1 drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence."Clinton has repeatedly said that she believes states are the "laboratories of democracy" on the marijuana issue and that she would like to see more research into the health effects of medical marijuana."I want to see how it works before we do a national plan for the federal government," Clinton said.Specifically, on Saturday, she said that more information is needed to determine safe dosages, the efficacy of certain varieties of the drug, and potential complications with other drugs.Before her announcement, Clinton's critics noted that the DEA's classification of marijuana as a schedule 1 drug makes it more difficult for research to be approved.Clinton will also lift restrictions on obtaining marijuana for medical studies, by allowing researchers to obtain the drug through licensed suppliers in states where medical marijuana is legal.Other marijuana advocates say moving the drug to schedule 2 is not enough. Marijuana users and businesses would still risk federal penalties for using and selling the drug."The rescheduling of marijuana is a step in the right direction, but only going down to Schedule II is mostly a symbolic move," said Tom Angell, chairman of the pro-marijuana group Marijuana Majority. "It may make research slightly easier, but on its own wouldn't do anything to protect seriously ill people who are using marijuana in accordance with state laws from being harassed by the DEA.""Only changing the federal criminal statutes can effectively do that," he added.O'Malley also supports moving marijuana to the schedule 2 list. Sanders is the only presidential candidate who has proposed removing marijuana altogether from the schedule of controlled substances regulated by the DEA.This post has been updated.Abby Phillip is a national political reporter for the Washington Post. Source: Washington Post (DC)Author:   Abby PhillipPublished: Novenber 7, 2015Copyright: 2015 Washington Post CompanyContact: letters Website: URL:  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #14 posted by Hope on November 11, 2015 at 08:25:00 PT
Also, that "Leash"
is made of money. So that makes it nice for some.
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Comment #13 posted by Hope on November 11, 2015 at 08:21:36 PT
Sam Adams  Comment 12
I think you are right.Mexicans are generally extremely Conservative. I mean that in a bad way.
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Comment #12 posted by Sam Adams on November 10, 2015 at 11:59:10 PT
Don't ever think Mexico has the power to end prohbition - they're the little b**** of the USA. They're like a dog on a leash. We'll see 20-30 states legal before Mexico is allowed to change anything. It's all about who has the most cash and the biggest military.
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Comment #11 posted by afterburner on November 10, 2015 at 10:01:06 PT
Goofy Opinion by our Sworn-to-Lie Government
Tobacco Is Healthier Than Marijuana, Says Obamaís Drug Doctor
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Comment #10 posted by Hope on November 10, 2015 at 09:42:36 PT
Quote from somewhere.
"At this point, the ruling covers only the plaintiffs in a single case."
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Comment #9 posted by Hope on November 10, 2015 at 09:40:14 PT
Enrique doesn't like it.
Mexican President Rules Out Marijuana Legalization
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Comment #8 posted by Hope on November 10, 2015 at 09:10:47 PT
Smoking pot is a fundamental human right.
I agree. That's true. Or eating it, drinking it, absorbing, chewing it, or wearing it. Or building a home or vehicle out of it. The cannabis plant is a plant and using it as we see fit is a fundamental human right!Thank you, Afterburner. I appreciate a lot about Jimmy Carter and I thought he saw the truth in the matter of cannabis prohibition. Sucks when someone you rather like, not necessarily as a politician, but as a fellow human, and in his case, an admirable brother in the Lord, can't see. I feel that way about all believers, pretty much. Why can't they see? What devious device is inhibiting their ability to comprehend the truth of this matter?
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Comment #7 posted by The GCW on November 10, 2015 at 07:28:52 PT
We need more of this:
Watch Stephen Colbert grill Ohio Gov. John Kasich on marijuana legalizationWhen Stephen Colbert and John Kasich talk pot, who wins? video interview with a cannabis prohibitionist, helps end cannabis prohibition.People listen and it becomes easy to see their mistaken stance as old, discredited and constantly attempting to relate the relatively safe plant cannabis with all kinds of honestly harmful substances.-The prohibitionists can NOT stop talking about deadly drugs...-The prohibitionist falsely believes that RE-legalizing cannabis somehow sends a message to citizens that deadly hard drugs are ok.-0-People in the know, realize RE-legalizing cannabis helps distinguish the plant cannabis from deadly hard drugs.And most live video interviews include applause when the cannabis prohibitionist's discredited logic is exposed, revealing that the masses are getting it.The B.S. isn't selling.
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Comment #6 posted by SoupHerb on November 09, 2015 at 21:20:32 PT:
I love it...
I the midst of political positioning of all countries, Mexico to come out and declares common sense. Amazing.
Outside of the political arena in the U.S. this has to be eye opening and breath of fresh air to the rest of the world but a terrible devastating blow to the Far Right Extreme Prohibitionists...(or the completely uninformed).
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Comment #5 posted by Had Enough on November 09, 2015 at 17:53:53 PT
Wow....Click to see...
Mexico Supreme Court Decision Paves Way for Marijuana Legalization***Mexicoís Supreme Court rules that smoking pot is a fundamental human right Supreme Court Opens Door for Recreational Marijuana Use this one... for a bunch...
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on November 09, 2015 at 17:16:32 PT
Holy Smokes - Mexico
The Mexican Supreme Court; as in that's the final word?So Cannabis prohibition in Mexico is history?
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Comment #3 posted by afterburner on November 09, 2015 at 17:14:40 PT
Hope #1
Considering what members of Reagan's election committee did to deny President Carter credit for the Iran hostage release, Jimmy did not deserve the abuse shown in the comments of your article.The Reagan-Bush Era
Iran Hostage Crisis Subterfuge
'October Surprise' And 'Iran-Contra', Carter's current stance on cannabis is disappointing!
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Comment #2 posted by Had Enough on November 09, 2015 at 13:28:51 PT
Mexicoís Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Marijuana
Mexicoís Supreme Court has ruled in a 4-1 decision that the prohibition of marijuana is unconstitutional. The ruling declares that individuals should have the right to grow and distribute marijuana for their personal use.more...This ruling comes in a country that has undoubtedly played a significant role in the drug war. It has been reported that Mexican drug cartels and the forces fighting them have resulted in the deaths of more than 83,000 people between 2007 and 2014.Click to see...
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Comment #1 posted by Hope on November 09, 2015 at 08:45:34 PT
Somehow, I missed this.
I'm sad to have run on to this article from 2013What Made Jimmy Carter Flip-Flop on Marijuana? And Could the Same Tactic Work on Voters?'s a full fledged prohib now, apparently.Arrest, fine, and imprison people for a plant? Peanuts have directly poisoned and killed more people than cannabis has. Maybe peanut growers need to be in jail.I am so sorry to read that he's actually a member of SAM. What turned him? 
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