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Hillary Rodham Clinton, JD Biography

Title:
Former US Secretary of State
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“With respect to medical marijuana, you know I think that we have had a lot of rhetoric and the federal government has been very intent upon trying to prevent states from being able to offer that as an option for people who are in pain. I think we should be doing medical research on this. We ought to find what are the elements that claim to be existing in marijuana that might help people who are suffering from cancer and nausea-related treatments. We ought to find that out. I don’t think we should decriminalize it, but we ought to do research into what, if any, medical benefits it has.”

“Townhall,” Plymouth State College, Oct. 11, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to medical marijuana issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 2016 Democratic Party Nominee for US President
  • 67th US Secretary of State, Jan. 21, 2009–Feb. 1, 2013
  • 2008 Democratic Candidate for US President
  • US Senator (D-New York), 2000-2009
  • Former member, Senate Armed Services; Environment and Public Works; and Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committees; and Special Committee on Aging
  • First Lady of the United States, 1993-2000
  • Chairperson, Task Force on National Health Care Reform, 1993
  • Board Member, TCBY Yogurt Company, 1985-1992
  • Board Member, Wal-Mart, 1985-1992
  • First Lady of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1993
  • Board Member, Legal Services Corporation, 1978
  • Partner, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992
  • Faculty, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975-1976
  • House Judiciary Committee, 1974
  • Co-founder, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
  • Former Chairperson, American Bar Association’s Commission on Women and Arkansas Educational Standards Committee
Education:
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1973
  • BA, Wellesley College, 1969
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @HillaryClinton
  • Married to Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States
  • Former Board Member, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Legal Services Corporation, Children’s Defense Fund, Child Care Action Campaign, and Children’s Television Workshop