Presidential Candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders Supports Descheduling Cannabis

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Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Presidential candidate and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will announce this evening that he supports completely removing cannabis from the federal list of controlled substances, effectively ending cannabis prohibition throughout the nation. The announcement will come during a speech at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, which will begin at 7pm EDT.

“Too many Americans have seen their lives destroyed because they have criminal records as a result of marijuana use,” Sanders will say at the event, according to a press release we received from Sander’s campaign. “That’s wrong. That has got to change.”

During the last Democratic presidential debate, Sanders became the first major-party presidential candidate to express support for legalizing cannabis. With this announcement, Sanders becomes the first candidate to call for a complete removal of cannabis as a controlled substance.

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    • vickia52 on October 31, 2015 at 9:04 pm
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    thanks Bernie!

    • Denise Mumford on October 30, 2015 at 10:30 am
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    Finally someone I can get excited about. Go Bernie Sanders!

    • Anonymous on October 30, 2015 at 10:28 am
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    Finally someone I can support. Go Bernie!

    • GoldenBabba on October 29, 2015 at 3:20 pm
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    It needs to be moved out of the medical perview 100%, else doctors will have to prescribe it and Big Pharma will be the only ones allowed to grow it. It is a plant. It should be a plant that everyone can plant and use as they see fit.

  1. i hope you win bernie i cant vote because im a marijuana felon but im rooting for ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Andy on October 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm
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    Not to mention the millions of hardworking employees losing their jobs because marijuana is in their system.

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