Interviewed in Oregon
What would you do as president about the federal government not recognizing Oregon‰s Medical Marijuana Program as legal?
We‰ve got to have a clear understanding of the workings of pain relief and the control of pain. And there needs to be greater research and openness to the research that‰s already been done. I don‰t think it‰s a good use of federal law-enforcement resources to be going after people who are supplying marijuana for medicinal purposes.
So you‰d stop the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency‰s raids on medical marijuana grows?
What we would do is prioritize what the DEA should be doing, and that would not be a high priority. There‰s a lot of other more important work that needs to be done.
Should medical marijuana be covered by insurance?
I don‰t have enough information to know anything about that.