giovedì 29 ottobre 2015

Bernie Sanders Wants to End the Federal Ban on Weed

By Liz Fields

October 29, 2015 | 9:00 pm

While mention of marijuana at the third Republican primary debate in Colorado last night was limited to a throwaway jape from Texas Senator Ted Cruz about pot brownies and a meandering statement of opposition to universal cannabis legalization from Ohio Governor John Kasich, Bernie Sanders was addressing the issue at a clambake for college students in an uncommonly broad-minded fashion for a major presidential candidate.

"The time is long overdue for us to remove the federal prohibition on marijuana," he declared to enthusiastic applause from the young crowd at George Mason University in northern Virginia, becoming the first viable candidate to ever say so. "In my view, states should have the right to regulate marijuana the same way that state and local laws now govern the sale of alcohol and tobacco."

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