National Democrats Urge Feds to Remove Cannabis as Schedule 1 Drug

maineThe Platform Committee of the National Democratic Committee has officially given approval to a party platform calling on the federal government to remove cannabis as a schedule 1 drug, “providing a reasoned pathway for future legalization”.

The committee voted 81 to 80 to approve the following platform:

Because of conflicting laws concerning marijuana, both on the federal and state levels, we encourage the federal government to remove marijuana from its list as a Class 1 Federal Controlled Substance, providing a reasoned pathway for future legalization.

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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.”

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