"That?s wrong. That has got to change."
The Washington Post has reported that yesterday Bernie Sanders announced his support for removing marijuana from one of the lists of the most dangerous drugs outlawed by the federal government. If the proposed changes happen, it would enable states to freely legalize marijuana without penalties or restrictions from Washington.
His proposal was shared during a visit with college students at George Mason University in Fairfax County, Va. He told the audience of over 1,700 students that,
“Too many Americans have seen their lives destroyed because they have criminal records as a result of marijuana use. That?s wrong. That has got to change.”
Bernie Sanders is the first presidential candidate that has called for cannabis to be removed from the schedule of controlled substances that is regulated by the Drug Enforcement Agency. There are other candidates calling for marijuana to be lowered to?Schedule 2, like Martin O’Malley, but Bernie is the only one who is wanting the complete removal of cannabis from the schedule.
Bernie Sanders’ plan would allow for full blown legalisation, which is a pretty exciting prospect.
“In the year 2015, it is time for the federal government to allow states to go forward as they best choose,? Sanders said.
“I will not be a president of a country that has more people in jail than any other country,?
The current scheduling of marijuana suggests that it is as dangerous as heroin, when we all know it does some wonderful things like cure cancer and help fight depression. Seem fair? Do you agree with Bernie Sanders?