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Bernie Sanders Touting Federal Legalization on Presidential Campaign Trail

Sen. Bernie Sanders has been considered the cannabis industry’s favored presidential candidate since he introduced legislation last November to completely remove cannabis from the Controlled Substances Act. He remains the most pro-cannabis of all the presidential candidates, and is the only one to have public supported its legalization at the federal level.

Campaigning this weekend in Wisconsin, Sen. Sanders continued to spread the benefits of federal legalization to the cheers of his audience.

“We can argue about the science and the pluses and minuses about marijuana, but everybody knows marijuana is not a killer drug like heroin,” he said at a Madison campaign rally. “And that is why I have introduced legislation to take marijuana out of the federal Controlled Substances Act. It should not be a federal crime.”

Former Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders announced in February that she supports Sen. Sanders’ plan to de-schedule cannabis.

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