Bernie Sanders Celebrates His Home State’s New Marijuana Legalization Law

Bernie Sanders Celebrates His Home State’s New Marijuana Legalization Law

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is happy that legal marijuana sales are coming to his home state. “Let me congratulate the state legislature for making Vermont the 11th state in the country to legalize marijuana and also for expunging past marijuana convictions,” the former Democratic presidential candidate posted on Twitter on Friday. Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R) announced this week that he would allow a bill to legalize cannabis sales to become law without his signature, while he signed separate legislation to facilitate the expungement of past marijuana convictions. “Now, it is time for Congress and the federal government to end the war on drugs and legalize marijuana nationwide,” Sanders added in his tweet. Let me congratulate the state legislature for making Vermont the 11th state in the country to legalize marijuana and also for expunging past marijuana convictions. Now, it is time for Congress and the federal government to end the war on drugs and legalize marijuana nationwide. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 9, 2020 During his run for the Democratic presidential nomination this year, Sanders pledged to legalize marijuana in all 50 states on his first day in office—a prospect that some legal experts met with skepticism. After Sanders conceded the nomination to former Vice President Joe Biden (D), both former rivals formed a criminal justice task force that convened earlier this year and issued various recommendations on policies they feel should be adopted. Advocates hoped the panel would push the former vice president to back legalization with the support of the…

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