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Bernie Sanders Leaves The Door Open On Marijuana Legalization

Political Posted May 19 2015

Still looking for a possible political candidate for the upcoming election? Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders stated this week that he supports his home state of Vermont legalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana. He also supports Colorado's legal recreational marijauan program, and said he will be looking for the pros and cons of Colorado's expiriment when considering further legalization in the future. 

"It's really exciting to have Sen. Sanders express unequivocal support for decriminalization and medical marijuana," said Tom Angell, chairman of the drug policy reform group Marijuana Majority, to The Huffington Post. "And reading between the lines, it seems to me like he's getting ready to endorse full legalization soon. A growing majority of voters supports marijuana reform, and more candidates are starting to recognize that it makes good political sense to court the cannabis constituency instead of criminalize us."

Original article: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/19/bernie-sanders-marijuana_n_7337454.html

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