May 27, 2016
The United States’ most left sided candidate in the presidential race recently supported the cannabis legalization act in California, also known as the Adult Use of Marijuana Act; bringing success to the “Let’s Get It Right, California” campaign.
“You’ve got a pretty good ballot initiative coming up in November,” Sanders said to people in California when talking about cannabis policy a few weeks ago. Sanders put down the fact that young people have criminal records for marijuana while those working on Wall Street were never put away after ruining the economy. Recently, Sanders only reiterated that, but louder.
“I do not live in California,” the Vermont senator said at a rally. “But if I lived in California, I would vote ‘yes’ to legalize marijuana.”
Out of all the presidential candidates, Bernie Sanders is the largest supported of marijuana law reform. He claims that he is going to remove marijuana from the federal list of controlled substances and would let states decide whether or not they would like to legalize. His competition for being the nominee is Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Although Clinton would also allow states to decide, she would move marijuana to Schedule 2 of the federal list instead of completely removing it.
The probable nominee for the Grand Old Party, Donald Trump, has taken different positions on marijuana, but the most recent decision is that he would allow states to choose what they want. However, he did say that legalization in Colorado is causing issues, ironically, as Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper states that legalization is working for Colorado.
The people of California will be able to vote on marijuana legalization this autumn because of the “Let’s Get It Right, California” campaign supporting the Adult Use of Marijuana Act. The Adult Use of Marijuana Act legalizes up to an ounce of marijuana in public and six plants to grow for adults 21 or older. Adults would eventually be able to buy marijuana in stores like the ones in Colorado and Washington.
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