Green Party Presidential Candidate, Medical Doctor, Environmental Health Advocate
“Cannabis not only has a proven medical value, but an all around value. I want to see a thriving commercial hemp industry providing food, fiber, and other products from the hemp plant, along with respect of cannabis in the medical field. It will be good for the environment and good for our economy. One of the first things I would do as President would be to fire Michele Leonhart (ML is head of the Drug Enforcement Agency, appointed by former President G.W. Bush). He supports the irrational classification of marijuana in the most dangerous drug category, and he supports the ban on commercial hemp growing.”
Is it socially acceptable to smoke cannabis these days in your opinion?
“There is a large and growing community that supports making cannabis more socially accepted. In return there is a large and growing community against it. A win-win solution is within reach if we can just shake off the Bush-Obama past and embrace a rational, effective drug policy for the 21st century.”