Prez Candidate Announces Stance To End Federal Ban On Marijuana [VIDEO]
At a rally held at George Mason University in Northern Virginia, Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders expressed his opinions regarding the federal ban on marijuana, stating that he believes it should be an issue regulated at the state level. The Federal Government currently classifies marijuana as a schedule one drug alongside heroin, while meth and cocaine are classified at schedule two, which is considered less dangerous or harmful than schedule one drugs.
Sanders commented that the strict enforcement of marijuana as a schedule one drug as wrought havoc on communities stating the following.
"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."
If Sanders were able to enact his plan, marijuana would be regulated at the state level, representing a radical shift in drug policy for the US. Other states such as Colorado, Washington and Oregon have already began regulating Marijuana for recreational and medical use, bringing in huge proceeds from taxing the plant, a sharp contrast to the "$80 billion a year in federal state and local taxpayer dollars to lock people up."
Watch Bernie's full speech on his stance on marijuana below...