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A+ Bernie Sanders (D) LEGALIZE, TAX, AND REGULATE DECRIMINALIZE MEDICAL USE

Senator Bernie Sanders supports the legalization of marijuana nationwide, full record expungement of those who have been harmed, and creating an industry that allows participation and ownership by those from the communities hardest hit by criminalization. 

He was the first Senator in U.S. history to introduce a bill to end marijuana prohibition. 

You can read his full plan at https://berniesanders.com/issues/legalizing-marijuana/

Holds office U.S. Senate

Position on Marijuana Legalization
Supports ending the War on Drugs as a criminal justice reform issue. Lives are destroyed when people are arrested for simple possession and have lifelong criminal records. Link

Sponsored Legislation

S.2237: Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2015 (2015-16)

Co-sponsored Legislation

S.1552 - Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act

S.597 - Marijuana Justice Act of 2019

S.1200 - Secure And Fair Enforcement Banking Act of 2019

Comments

"When I was mayor of the town of Burlington [Vermont]," the Senator told Katie Couric last year, "which has a large university, and one or two of the kids were smoking marijuana, we suspect, we didn't arrest too many people for marijuana." But he himself doesn't partake. In the same interview he joked about being "the only person who didn't get high in the Sixties" before clarifying: "I smoked marijuana twice, and it didn't quite work for me. It's not my thing, but it is the thing of a whole lot of people."
3/18/16
http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2016/03/18/does-bernie-sanders-stance-on-marijuana-legalization-matter

Contact Bernie Sanders

Email: https://www.sanders.senate.gov/contact/

Web: https://medium.com/senator-bernie-sanders

Phone: 202-224-5141

Address

332 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, DC 20510

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