Those following the nightmare of a presidential election our country is going through have learned a lot about Hillary Clinton’s true campaign goals via the group of hackers known as WikiLeaks. The latest piece of info that was made public by the group has younger generations of voters more concerned than ever.
Through hacking the emails of Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, it has been discovered that Clinton has absolutely no aspirations to further the advancement of marijuana legalization or even federally rescheduling the drug.
While this is highly frustrating to those who want to see the plant legalized across the country, it isn’t entirely surprising. Even though Clinton is the more liberal of the two candidates, she has been relatively silent regarding her plans for the plant if elected, often quickly pivoting to another topic of discussion.
The email that was surreptitiously obtained gave specific verbal cues for the candidate if asked pointed questions about her plans.
“While YOU should avoid saying marijuana accounts for a signification portion of the U.S. correctional population, or a significant portion of those behind bars for drug offenses, it IS correct that there are hundreds of thousands of arrests for marijuana crimes, and that there are thousands of people serving (some) time for marijuana crimes—many of whom would likely be better off in their communities,” the email states.
The document continues to urge Clinton to take a similar approach to that of President Obama, and maintain a hands-off relationship with the issue.
This means that while Clinton won’t use her federal authority to pursue those operating in states that have passed laws to make marijuana legal either recreationally or medically, but that under her reign, widespread legalization will not be a thing we can expect to see happen.
The next presidential debate is tonight, we’ll see if the candidates field any marijuana related questions. Hopefully someone asks them the important questions so we can have a better idea of where they actually stand.
Check back here for updates after the debate!