Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders Supports Decriminalizing Cannabis, Legalizing Cannabis for Medical Use

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a 2016 presidential candidate.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, a 2016 presidential candidate.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a 2016 candidate for President of the United States, says that he supports decriminalizing cannabis, and supports legalizing it for medical use.

“Let me just say this,” Sanders said during a recent Reddit Ask Me Anything (AMA) interview. “The state of Vermont voted to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana and I support that. I have supported the use of medical marijuana. And when I was mayor of Burlington, in a city with a large population, I can tell you very few people were arrested for smoking marijuana. Our police had more important things to do.”

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