Hillary Clinton Quotes on Medical Marijuana

"With respect to medical marijuana, you know I think that we have a lot of rhetoric and the federal government has been very intent upon trying to prevent states from being able to offer that as an option for people who are in pain. I think we should be doing medical research on this. We ought to find what are the elements that claim to be existing in marijuana that might help people who are suffering from cancer, nausea-related treatments. We ought to find that out. I don't think we should decriminalize it, but we ought to do research into what, if any, medical benefits it has. Remember, most painkillers come from poppies. We've had all kinds of drugs that have benefited Americans. So you know, we ought to be doing research. If there's something that could be made available that would be legal, we should look to that because I think that there are a lot of people suffering from debilitating pain, from medical treatments, that they undergo, and there's no reason they should suffer needlessly if we can have a legal, ethical framework to try to alleviate that pain." (October 11, 2007, town hall forum at Plymouth State College in Plymouth, New Hampshire)
"You know, I think we have to do more research into that and try to figure out how we can create the option for people who really get relief from it to get some help. We'll look at that." (Nov. 1, 2007, responding to someone who asked if she'd end federal raids on medical marijuana patients)

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