How Will Presidential Politics Affect 2016 Push For Pot Legalization?

"If she has to find herself running against a conservative Republican in 2016, I am fearful, from my own view here, that she is going to tack more to the middle. And the middle in this issue tends to tack more to the conservative side."

Advocates expect another major push for marijuana legalization in 2016, a strategy that is likely to force presidential candidates to take a position on the drug. Some wonder if their efforts will be tripped up if Hillary Clinton turns out to be the Democratic nominee.

CNN’s Dan Merica takes a look at presidential politics and the campaign to legalize marijuana. In her public comments on the pot, Clinton has taken a “wait and see” approach to recreational pot.

“She is so politically pragmatic,” said Allen St. Pierre, the executive director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, told Merica. “If she has to find herself running against a conservative Republican in 2016, I am fearful, from my own view here, that she is going to tack more to the middle. And the middle in this issue tends to tack more to the conservative side.”

Read full article @ Oregon Live

Comments

  1. Dirty Shakespeare says

    I expect her to do the same thing Obama did.. release a fax/email, directly to MMJ advocates, that says she is supporting them foe their support,,, then once in office,, do whatever is best for her each moment to the next… no shock. Trick me once, its on you,, try to trick me twice,, that’s on me.

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