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Bernie Sanders says legalize it, don’t criticize it. The independent senator and 2020 presidential primary contender announced on Thursday his plan to legalize marijuana by executive order within the first 100 days of his administration should he win the White House.
“Too many lives were ruined due to the disastrous criminalization of marijuana,” Sanders wrote in a tweet announcing his plan.
Along with legalizing marijuana nationwide, Sanders also proposed expunging all past marijuana-related convictions and funneling some of the revenue from the legal marijuana business into communities hardest hit by the so-called War on Drugs. “When we talk about criminal justice reform and ending institutional racism in America, we are talking about ending the disastrous War on Drugs, which has disproportionately targeted people of color and ruined the lives of millions of Americans,” his campaign said in a statement. “It is time to admit the criminalization of marijuana was a disaster, especially for communities of color, and allow those most impacted to move forward with their lives. Our job now is to legalize marijuana and vacate and expunge past marijuana convictions, and ensure that revenue from legal marijuana is reinvested in communities hit hardest by the War on Drugs.”
originally posted by: queenofswords
a reply to: shooterbrody
If a person is a shallow one issue voter, this might get that group up off the couch and to their voting station.
originally posted by: MisterSpock
So, what if Bernie wins and yang is his VP.
If they get in, will we get legal weed and 1K a month?
That's like pretty much free legal pot for everyone.
originally posted by: JAY1980
40 plus years in Congress and this is the first time this freeloader mentioned this. Unfortunately for Bernie and the bro's Trump will likely legalize it with an EO to further ensure his 2020 victory.