Bernie Sanders Outlines Three-Step Marijuana Plan To Block Big Corporations From Controlling Market
In one of the first comments on his new marijuana legalization plan since its release last week, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) reiterated in an interview that he would deschedule cannabis and fight to block large corporations from overtaking the market if elected to the White House. The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate appeared on Thursday’s episode of Showtime’s Desus & Mero, where he was asked about what he intends to do about federal marijuana reform. “This is what we do. Right now, unbelievably, under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is at the same level as heroin, which is insane,” Sanders said. “So we take it out of that, which essentially legalizes marijuana all over this country.” According to the proposal the senator released, he would first appoint an attorney general charged with ending the war on drugs and then, within 100 days, use executive action to deschedule cannabis. After that point, he’d push Congress to pass legislation to permanently legalize marijuana. The second part of the plan involves moving to “expunge the records of those people who’ve been arrested for marijuana” he said. Sanders’s plan calls on federal and state authorities to review data on cannabis convictions and clear those records.…
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