Clinton seeks looser marijuana rules to spur research: reports

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves to the crowd following the First in the South Presidential Candidates Forum held at Winthrop University in Rock HillHillary Clinton on Saturday called for looser federal regulations governing marijuana, to boost scientific research on a drug that many tout for relieving pain, among other medical benefits, according to media reports. Speaking at a campaign event in Orangeburg, South Carolina, the Democratic presidential candidate said changing U.S. rules would acknowledge the drug’s potential for medical uses and give scientists access to the drug for further investigation. “Universities, (the) National Institutes of Health can start researching what is the best way to use it, how much of a dose does somebody need, how does it interact with other medications,” Clinton said, according to CNN.

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