Hillary Clinton’s Marijuana Policy Isn’t Good Enough
‘on marijuana policy. It is a testament to the momentum of the cannabis law reform movement that the Democratic frontrunner, not exactly known to be a progressive trailblazer on most social issues, espouses solid political rhetoric on reforming the criminal justice system and has recently announced that she believes that marijuana should be rescheduled to a Schedule II controlled substance, down from the ridiculous Schedule I classification that declares that cannabis doesn’t have any accepted medical value.
There are some benefits from moving marijuana to a Schedule II substance, but Clinton is simply too far behind of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders on the issue. Sanders’ call to completely remove marijuana from the list of scheduled controlled substances, treating marijuana as the federal government does alcohol, is clearly the proper choice.
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