Sanders Declines To List Marijuana Legalization Among Issues He Thinks Biden Will Back

Sanders Declines To List Marijuana Legalization Among Issues He Thinks Biden Will Back

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) isn’t necessarily confident that presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is going to fight for marijuana legalization if elected. During an interview with CBS This Morning on Thursday, a reporter listed a series of policy proposals that Sanders pushed for during his recently concluded campaign—including cannabis legalization and reducing the prison population by 50 percent—and asked “which of these you think could be part of a Biden administration.” The reporter also listed issues such as universal healthcare, free tuition for public colleges, national rent control, a wealth tax or a ban on fracking. “These are all things you’ve campaigned on that have made you popular. Joe Biden doesn’t support any of them,” he said, “Which do you see him moving on?” Sanders addressed several of the issues, stating that while Biden might not go as far as he would have, he believes the former vice president will take action on education reform, climate change and addressing the healthcare system. Cannabis legalization and a reduced prison population were notably absent from Sanders’s response. It remains to be seen whether Biden will shed his opposition to comprehensive cannabis reform ahead of the November election, though it stands to reason that it would serve him politically given how popular the issue is with U.S. voters, especially among the young ones who declined to support him over Sanders in the primary and who he needs to bring to the polls in November. So far, the furtherest the presumptive Democratic nominee has…

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