- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 29, 2016

Chelsea Clinton “misspoke” when she suggested that mixing medicinal marijuana with other medications could be fatal, her spokeswoman said.

“While discussing her and her mother’s support for rescheduling marijuana to allow for further study of both its medical benefits and possible interactions with other medications, Chelsea misspoke about marijuana’s interaction with other drugs contributing to specific deaths,” a spokeswoman for the former first daughter told The Washington Post.

Ms. Clinton made the comments at a town hall at Youngstown State University in Ohio over the weekend.

“We also have anecdotal evidence now from Colorado, where some of the people who were taking marijuana for those (medicinal) purposes, the coroner believes, after they died, there was drug interactions with other things they were taking,” the daughter of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said.

Marijuana advocates criticized Ms. Clinton for the comment.

Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, told The Post that “there’s zero evidence anywhere that using marijuana in combination with other drugs can be fatal.” He added, “One of the things that make marijuana such a safe drug to use is that if you combine it with anything, it’s not fatal.”

No death from overdose of marijuana has been reported, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Chelsea Clinton’s spokeswoman added, “Hillary Clinton has said we should allow states that have reformed their marijuana laws to act as laboratories for our democracy, and we should reschedule marijuana from a Schedule I to a Schedule II substance.”

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