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Jim Gilmore - Marijuana Policy Project
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Jim Gilmore
Marijuana Policy Project on Jim Gilmore Former Virginia Gov. Jim Gilmore announced he is running for president on July 7, 2015. Where does he stand? Former Gov. Gilmore opposes the legalization of marijuana for any purpose. In 2000, he signed onto a National Governors Association policy plank that urged the federal government to increase funding for the War on Drugs and declared legalization is “not a viable alternative, either as a philosophy or as a practical reality.”
Jim Gilmore - Forbes
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Jim Gilmore
Forbes on Jim Gilmore Position: Against
Rick Santorum - Marijuana Policy Project
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Rick Santorum
Marijuana Policy Project on Rick Santorum Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania announced he is running for president on May 27, 2015. Where does he stand? Former Sen. Santorum is opposed to the legalization of marijuana for any purpose, including medical use. He does not believe states have the right to set their own marijuana policies and supports enforcing federal prohibition laws in states that have rejected them.
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Rick Santorum
Forbes on Rick Santorum Position: Against
Carly Fiorina - Marijuana Policy Project
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Carly Fiorina
Marijuana Policy Project on Carly Fiorina Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced she is running for president on May 4, 2015. Where does she stand? Fiorina does not support the legalization of marijuana for any purpose, including medical use. She recently expressed support for decriminalization.
Carly Fiorina - Forbes
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Carly Fiorina
Forbes on Carly Fiorina Carly Fiorina Position: Against Legalization, Favors States Rights
Rand Paul - Marijuana Policy Project
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Rand Paul
Marijuana Policy Project on Rand Paul U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky announced he is running for president on April 7, 2015. Where does he stand? Sen. Paul has consistently supported states’ rights to establish their own marijuana policies, and he has been a vocal supporter of decriminalizing or reducing criminal penalties for those arrested for marijuana possession.
Rand Paul - Forbes
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Rand Paul
Forbes on Rand Paul Position: For Legalization.
Ted Cruz - Marijuana Policy Project
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Ted Cruz
Marijuana Policy Project on Ted Cruz U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas announced he is running for president on March 23, 2015. Where does he stand? At the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference, Sen. Cruz said he is opposed to the legalization of marijuana for adult use, but he believes states should have the right to establish their own marijuana policies.
Ted Cruz - Forbes
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Ted Cruz
Forbes on Ted Cruz Position: Favors States Rights
Marco Rubio - Marijuana Policy Project
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Marco Rubio
Marijuana Policy Project on Marco Rubio U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida announced he is running for president on April 13, 2015. Where does he stand? Sen. Rubio has expressed some support for allowing the use of non-psychoactive forms of medical marijuana, but he is staunchly opposed to the legalization of marijuana for adult use.
Marco Rubio - Forbes
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Marco Rubio
Forbes on Marco Rubio Position: Against
Donald Trump - Marijuana Policy Project
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Donald Trump
Marijuana Policy Project on Donald Trump Businessman and television personality Donald Trump announced he is running for president on June 16, 2015. Where does he stand? In 1990, Trump said he favored legalizing all drugs, but more recently he has said he opposes legalizing and regulating marijuana for adult use. He supports legal access to medical marijuana, and he has indicated support for letting states set their own marijuana policies.
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Donald Trump
Forbes on Donald Trump Position: Cloudy
Ben Carson - Marijuana Policy Project
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Ben Carson
Marijuana Policy Project on Ben Carson: Dr. Ben Carson announced he is running for president on May 3, 2015. Where does he stand? Dr. Carson has expressed some support for allowing the use of medical marijuana, but he has been highly critical of legalizing and regulating marijuana for adult use, citing the thoroughly debunked “gateway drug” theory.
Ben Carson - Forbes
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Ben Carson
Forbes on Ben Carson Position: For Medical, Against Recreational
Hillary Clinton - Marijuana Policy Project
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Hillary Clinton
Marijuana Policy Project on Hillary Clinton Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced she is running for president on April 12, 2015. Where does she stand? Clinton has expressed support for legal access to medical marijuana and more research into the medical benefits of marijuana.
Hillary Clinton - Forbes
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Hillary Clinton
Forbes on Hillary Clinton Position: Favors Medical Marijuana Hillary Clinton, whose husband former President Bill Clinton famously said he smoked marijuana but didn’t inhale, is in favor of medical marijuana in extreme cases. She says she wants to “wait and see” how states are doing with

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