Stein supports the full legalization of marijuana. She believes it is only dangerous because it’s illegal.
“Marijuana is a drug which is dangerous because it’s illegal. It’s not inherently dangerous itself.”
“The President can instruct the Drug Enforcement Agency to do a really radical thing, to use science in determining what substances are and are not going to be scheduled. Because if science was being used then marijuana, cannabis and hemp would be taken off of the list of scheduled substances in the blink of an eye.”
“I’m not great at substance use, I have to admit. I am not fun at a party.”
“More power to those who do but I firmly believe this is not the government’s business. Marijuana is a wimp of a substance compared to alcohol and tobacco. The most dangerous thing about it is the dangerous underground economy with all the violence that goes with it. The war on drugs is what’s dangerous. That’s what needs to end. That’s what’s made the United States number one in the world in incarceration. It’s made us incarceration nation.”