Clinton, Trump support recreational marijuana, differ on gun control

Clinton, Trump support recreational marijuana, differ on gun control

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump Clinton equally support medical marijuana, but they obviously differ widely on the issue of gun control.

During a recent debate in Las Vegas, Clinton and Trump sparred again about their widely different stances on gun control. While Clinton spoke in favor of reasonable regulation of firearms, Trump hit back on any such regulation, reaffirming his strong support for the Second Amendment.

Supporting gun regulation, Clinton said, "I understand and respect the tradition of gun ownership. But I also believe that there can be and must be reasonable regulation."

Hitting back, Trump argued that Chicago has the toughest gun control laws in the nation, but the state has failed to stop gun violence in the recent past.

However, both nominees support measures to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes. An analytics firm called Gallup recently reported that nearly 60 per cent of American voters are now in favor of legalization of the drug.

In November, voters in eight states will consider measures to legalize the drug. While Florida, Arkansas and North Dakota will have medical-only measures on the ballot; Arizona, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts and California will decide on recreational marijuana.