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HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (CBSMiami) — As the race for president heats up, Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton let down her hair and put her tin foil hat on as she spoke openly on some surprising topics with late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.
Reading a light-hearted leaked Clinton email, in which she spoke about ordering apples — and swore it wasn’t pot — Kimmel used his comedic touch to segue into her opposition with rival Bernie Sanders over legalizing marijuana.
Sanders has called for decriminalizing the drug at the federal level.
“I think what the states are doing right now needs to be supported,” Clinton said, wanting to use state experimentation with recreational and medical legalization as a means of learning more. “There are still a lot of questions we have to answer at the federal level. What I’ve said is, let’s take it off what’s called the “schedule one,” and put it on a lower schedule and actually do research about it.”
She went on to acknowledge “some great evidence about what marijuana can do for people” when it comes to cancer, chronic disease and intense pain.
Kimmel informed her that Guillermo, his sidekick on the show, was doing research of his own into the matter.
From there, the discussion then turned to foreigners. That is, those not of this world. Kimmel reminded Clinton about her husband’s last appearance on his show.
“When we had your husband, President Clinton, on the show, I asked him about UFO’s and Area 51, and if he looked into it,” said Kimmel, stating that if he were ever elected commander-in-chief, that would be his primary area of interest.
To Kimmel’s surprise, Bill said he did actually look into it after he was elected in 1993. Although, he didn’t find anything.
“I’m gonna do it again,” Hillary said confidently, even updating Kimmel on a little ufology. “And you know, there’s a new name. It’s unexplained aerial phenomenon. UAP. That’s the latest nomenclature.”
She seemed to have a plan.
“I would like us to go into those files and hopefully make as much of that public as possible. If there’s nothing there, let’s tell people there’s nothing there,” she said.
“But what if there is something there,” Kimmel asked.
“If there is something there, unless it’s a threat to national security, I think we ought to share it with the public.”