Legalization of marijuana has long been a part of Sanders’ policy platform. In 2015, he introduced the first standalone marijuana legalization bill in the Senate, and in 2016, he was the first major presidential candidate to advocate for marijuana legalization. His plan includes criminal justice reform measures such as expunging previous cannabis convictions and funding for people with convictions to start cannabis businesses.
“[The drug war] has disproportionately targeted people of color and destroyed the lives of millions of Americans,” Sanders said in a statement. “When we’re in the White House, we’re going to put an end to big corporations’ greed and corruption, and we’re going to make sure that the Americans who have suffered the most from the drug war are the first to benefit from legalization.”
What plans does he have to legalize marijuana?
Sanders proposes descheduling marijuana, which would remove it from the Controlled Substances Act’s classification as highly dangerous and having no medicinal value.
Marijuana, along with heroin and LSD, is now classified in the most restrictive category under federal drug laws, Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act.
Sanders would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act through an executive order issued by the Attorney General within the first 100 days of his presidency. He would also appoint agency leaders for the Justice Department and the Department of Health and Human Services to work toward this goal.
In a Tweet today it looks like the well known American Politician is still up to his game to legalise marijuana and this is what his Tweet read;
Legalise Marijuana. Expunge past marijuana convictions. End failed War on Drugs
And there were mixed reactions from Netizens;
Here are what people on twitter said;
This comes after our own Presidential Aspirant Prof.Wajackoyah came with a manifesto of legalising bhang in Kenya if elected president.This has been a prayer to most kenyan citizens since they say bhang is more of a medicinal drug than an abusive drug.
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