Former President of the United States Bill Clinton, whose wife Hilary is considered one of 2016’s top presidential candidates, has made one of his first public comments in years regarding cannabis, saying that states should be allowed to decide their own cannabis policies, and claiming that there’s “a lot of evidence” surrounding the benefits of medical cannabis.
The comments were made during a recent interview on NBC’s Meet the Press, where Clinton was asked whether or not he thought it was time for the country to “give pot a chance”.
“I think there’s a lot of evidence to argue for the medical marijuana thing,” Clinton said. “I think there are a lot of unresolved questions, but I think we should leave it to the states. This really is a time when there should be laboratories of democracy, because nobody really knows where this is going.”
Bill’s comments come just days after Hilary stated pretty much the same thing, telling CNN that states are “laboratories of democracy”, and that medical cannabis should be allowed under certain circumstances.
A provision approved recently by the U.S. House of Representatives would forbid government entities from interfering with state-sanctioned medical cannabis programs. A similar provision is expected to be voted on in the Senate in the coming days.