Chelsea Clinton Walks Back Comment that Cannabis can Kill, Says She ‘Misspoke’

Inside The South By Southwest (SXSW) Interactive FestivalRecently we published an article detailing how Chelsea Clinton admitted that cannabis has medical value, while in the same speech indicating that it could kill you if mixed with other substances. Now, after days of ridicule for her comment that has no basis in science or reality, a spokesperson for Chelsea has stated that she simply misspoke, and doesn’t actually believe that cannabis can kill you.

“[W]hile discussing her and her mother’s support for rescheduling marijuana to allow for further study of both its medical benefits and possible interactions with other medications, Chelsea misspoke about marijuana’s interaction with other drugs contributing to specific deaths”, a spokesperson for Chelsea Clinton told ThinkProgress. The spokesperson notes that; “Hillary Clinton has said we should allow states that have reformed their marijuana laws to act as laboratories for our democracy and we should reschedule marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II substance.”

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