Bernie Sanders pledges to legalize marijuana nationwide via executive action

Bernie Sanders pledges to legalize marijuana nationwide via executive action

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders aims to legalize marijuana nationally and use tax money from sales to boost business creation and economic development in areas disproportionately hit by current drug laws. The senator says he will take executive action to declassify marijuana as a controlled substance in his first 100 days, then work to pass a bill making legalization permanent.

Chris
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Matthew
Matthew 5 months

Soooooo a note to all Democrats and Republicans for that matter...you are not running for king. This is not how our government works. You can't just decree that states legalize things. With that said, I hope all states choose to legalize.

porcus
porcus 5 months

Socialism ™ and potheads, like peanut butter and chocolate.

Occam's Chainsaw
Occam's Chainsaw 5 months

This is exactly what Trump should be doing.

Luficer Morningstar
Luficer Morningstar 5 months

pay down the deficit and legalize it on the federal level first.

Paul C
Paul C 5 months

Bernie, please let it go. Quit politics and just go enjoy what is left of your time on the 3rd rock from the sun. I honestly don't care about your policies one way or another--just go live your life.

Avi Khait
Avi Khait 5 months

I don't see a problem with legalization. The problem is, he already decided how to distribute the tax - opening it to corruption in the tax system already full of crutches and loopholes.

AW1990
AW1990 5 months

we legalized it in califirnia and i honestly regret it now. our beaches now reek of weed. they need to pass stink laws in tandem with legalization so us non-pot smokers don't have to smell it every where we go. Also they need zoning laws for distributors. there is a pot distributor in the same parking lot as my child's dance school and right next to a gymnastic studio for children. the parking lot is literally 2 buildings for kids and 1 pot distributor. the parking lot is constantly busy, not from the 2 schools, but from the distributor, and i can confirm it does indeed attract some shady individuals.

Herbie Goes Bananas
Herbie Goes Bananas 5 months

Deschedule it. Problem solved. The states will take it from there. No executive order required.

Sir_Kutz
Sir_Kutz 5 months

Bullshit. He’ll tax the hell out of it via executive order, and the black market will remain.

Josh Ya
Josh Ya 5 months

He'll promise anything for a vote. Sad thing is there are people dumb enough to vote on this alone.

John Doh
John Doh 5 months

After a century in the public sector, Bernie Sanders demonstrates that he still doesn't understand how laws are passed.

Andrew Colomy
Andrew Colomy 5 months

Bernie: Vote for me and everything's free!

Cory Pritchard
Cory Pritchard 5 months

How did I miss this. This is great news,a majority of Americans have agreed on legalization for about a decade now. At that point, it should be federally legal, then states can put in the resources to ban it or regulate heavily like alcohol. States rights matter, but we shouldn't force the federal government to take the nonsonse position and force the citizenry to deal with it or change it.

Andrew Colomy
Andrew Colomy 5 months

Bernie: Free everything! Bernie supporters: Yay! Bernie: Huge taxes! Bernie supporters:... yay! Bernie: Socialism! Bernie supporters: BIG YAY! Bernie: Drumpf bad! Bernie supports: VIOLENT CLAPPING!

Jason
Jason 5 months

Trump should do this.

roberts
roberts 5 months

HEY sir, can't tax a plant anybody can grow with one seed. that one seed could last you years through the cloning process

roberts
roberts 5 months

YAY BERNIE! it's medically necessary!! it helps with so much shit! FEEL THE BEEERRRNNNN!

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