Bernie Sanders Wants to Legalize Marijuana

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders expressed his views about legalizing marijuana. The 2020 presidential election is firing up, and so are the candidates.

On Sunday, Sanders tweeted, “We must legalize marijuana nationally, expunge past marijuana convictions and ensure revenue from legal marijuana is reinvested in the communities most impacted by the failed War on Drugs.”

Bernie Sanders wants to legalize marijuana

On Sunday, Sanders noted in a statement that if elected president, he intends 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.” He added that he would ensure that revenue from legal marijuana is reinvested in communities that are hit hardest by the war on drugs.

Sanders has been very vocal about his views on legalizing marijuana. The marijuana industry has seen a boom recently after regulations have eased on a state-by-state basis. CNBC reported that more Americans support the effort to legalize marijuana. Currently, marijuana is legal in 10 states and Washington, D.C. Also, 14 states have decriminalized marijuana and 33 currently allow medicinal marijuana use.

In February, Marijuana Moment reported that Sanders has been pushing to fundamentally change federal cannabis laws. He endorsed marijuana legalization during his 2016 presidential bid. In 2015, he also filed the first Senate bill to end federal cannabis prohibition.

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