As the presidential campaigns continue, candidates are forced to take an official stance on the future of the marijuan industry. Hilary Clinton has tiptoed around the topic but has finally addressed the issue and wants to loosen restrictions. Clinton still does not support marijuana legalization, but with medical programs in nearly half the US states she recognizes the need for federal research. Clinton's temporary solution is to reschedule marijuana down to Schedule 2 with cocaine. This does not address the ability to arrest and jail youth for simple possession, but would allow for research to further legalize and regulate.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) defines Schedule 1 drugs as those "with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse." But if it were lowered to a Schedule II classification, it would open the door for more legal research.
"Researchers at universities, at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), could start researching what's the best way to use it, how much of a dose does somebody need, how does it interact with other medications," she said