In recent years there have been dramatic changes in cannabis policy in the United States. After decades of prohibition, more than half of the American states legalized cannabis for medical use as well as its recreational use for four of them.
This new market has obviously garnered a lot of liquidity and the record amounts of tax revenue has undoubtedly convinced many reticent about this new policy. Emulation around cannabis has also helped in the creation of new plant-based products, including the cannabis to consume, autoflowering seeds, and cannabis concentrates.
But what do the candidates running for the presidential election think?
Hillary Clinton has taken a stand for the legalization of medical cannabis and its use for the treatment of certain diseases. With regard to its recreational use it wishes to let the authorities of each state decide their own legislation while insisting that much research remains to be done on the subject.
Donald Trump changed his mind several times on the matter, in his last opinion on the subject he supported medical use and condemned recreational use but, like Hillary Clinton, he indicated he would leave the states decide for their territory.
Gary Johnson admitted to being a cannabis user (just before to declare himself a candidate for the presidential election). It promotes the use of cannabis as an alternative to heavy, dangerous and addictive medications.
Jill Stein supports the full legalization of cannabis, both recreational and medical. It highlights the fact that the main dangers of cannabis are due to its illegality and stem directly from the violence of the black drug market in the United States.
No candidate is against the legalization of medical cannabis.