War, poverty, increased crime and homeless vets. Those are just some of the major issues facing the United States right now. But Bernie Sanders has decided there are more important things to deal with.
The presidential-hopeful announced last week that he will legalize marijuana for recreational use within the first 100 days of his presidency. He plans on doing this through an executive order.
Too many lives were ruined due to the disastrous criminalization of marijuana. Today I am releasing my plan to:
✅ Legalize marijuana with executive action
✅ Expunge past marijuana convictions
✅ Invest in communities most affected by the War on Drugs https://t.co/0xQSHn6F3U
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 24, 2019
Not only does he want to legalize the drug, but he also wants to expunge marijuana convictions. His campaign issued a statement shortly after his Twitter announcement:
“When we talk about criminal justice reform and ending institutional racism in America, we are talking about ending the disastrous War on Drugs, which has disproportionately targeted people of color and ruined the lives of millions of Americans. It is time to admit the criminalization of marijuana was a disaster, especially for communities of color, and allow those most impacted to move forward with their lives. Our job now is to legalize marijuana and vacate and expunge past marijuana convictions, and ensure that revenue from legal marijuana is reinvested in communities hit hardest by the War on Drugs.”
Chances are that this announcement will fuel the passion Bernie’s supporters have for him because let’s face it, if they support the socialist senator they’re probably already high.
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