Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is running for the presidential nomination of the Democratic Party, he said on Tuesday.
Since being a mayor of Burlington, Vermont, to his years in the US Senate, Sanders has established himself as supporting the reform of drug policy, especially when it comes to marijuana. NORML gave the senator an "A +" rating based on his legislative achievements.
And Sanders did not take long to include drug reform in his last presidential bid. In his video, he again stressed that the government "should put an end to the destructive war on drugs."
"I run for president because we have to invest in jobs and education for our children, not for prisons and prisons . We must put an end to the devastating war with private drug prisons and the monetary guarantee and lead to a major reform in the police station. # Bernie2010 pic.twitter.com/9Gk96hS3dt
] – People for Bernie (@ People4Bernie) 19 February, 2019
Legislation and Political Action  Sanders is behind some of the first and most comprehensive legislative efforts to fundamentally change federal cannabis laws. He was the first major presidential candidate to approve the legalization of marijuana at the time of his last bid, and in 2015 he filed the first Senate bill to put an end to banning the cannabis phenomenon.
It's been a long time for us to pick up marijuana from the federal government.  – Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 29, 2015
It's been a long time for us to pick up marijuana from the federal government.  – Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) October 29, 2015
He also has affiliated his name to a number of reform bills in Congress, returning to his time in the hall as well as during the senate his. This includes recent legislation such as the Marijuana Justice Act, which will remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA), and punish discriminatory law enforcement, as well as the Freedom and Possibilities for marijuana, which would federally cancel cannabis. 19659004] Now is the time to remove the ridiculous federal ban on marijuana. I am proud to sponsor the Law of Justice for marijuana. Berners Sanders (@SenSanders) 20 April 2018
More than 20 years ago, Sanders sponsored a bill for a house to legalize and regulate the medical marijuana, he also signs legislation that will redirect cannabis and protect countries with legal cannabis. He sponsors the drafts of this bill at the 107th, 108th and 109th Congresses.
When Sanders arrived in the Senate, he began to support efforts to reform federal laws on hemp. He sponsors three drafts of a bill submitted by Sen. Ron Wainen (D-OR) to remove hemp from the definition of marijuana, for example within CSA. And the last congress, he put his name on the legislation to legalize industrial hemp.
The senator also backed the federal prosecutors' bills for bank protection if they decided to accept marijuana accounts in legal countries.
Four times in the Sanders Chamber, he voted in favor of amendments to protect legitimate medical medical states from federal interference. He voted against a resolution in 1998, which was intended to express "the sense of Congress that marijuana is a dangerous and addictive medicine and should not be legalized for medical use."
Quotes and publications in the social media
for his support for the reform of marijuana in speeches, during debates, and social media . His messages on the subject usually fall into one of the three categories:
1. Marijuana is not comparable to other drugs listed in Schedule I of the CSA and should be removed from this list.
"Currently, marijuana is listed by the federal government as a list I medication, which means it's considered dangerous as heroin," he said at a rally at George Mason University, in 2015. "In my opinion, time has long forced us to abolish the federal ban on marijuana." being a drug from list 1 to the murderous drug like heroin
– Bernie Sanders (@SendSanders) September 8, 2016
He complained that "marijuana is pointed side by side with heroin" during a campaign at the University of Iowa
"I know you are an intelligent group of people and, very seriously, I know and I very much hope you all understand what the heroin killer ", he said. "There are two outlets when you do heroin: Number one, they'll arrest you and you'll go to jail. Second, you will die. Stay away from heroin. "But in terms of marijuana, what we see is a lot of lives that are really hurt because if you get a criminal record for possession of marijuana, it can affect your ability to find a job," he said . "That's why I introduced legislation and I will continue as president to take marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act."
Keeping marijuana in the same category as heroin is absurd, and time has long forced us to abolish the federal ban on marijuana. 19659002] – Bernie Sanders (@Ber August 11, 2016
People can argue about the pros and cons of marijuana, but everyone knows he's not a killer like heroin https://t.co/jOftq1pnL9
-Burnney Sanders @SenSanders) August 11, 2016
It is time to abolish the federal ban on marijuana, no one sincerely believes that marijuana deserves to be classified as heroin
– Bernie Sanders (@Sensanders) ] 7 May 2016
Currently, under the Controlled Substances Act, marijuana is a heroin drug.
April 11, 2016
And when the then Democratic presidential candidacy, Hillary Clinton, proposed to reschedule cannabis and put it on list II, Sanders said he judged it to be but the proposal "ignores the main problem", namely that it will put "marijuana in the same category as cocaine and will continue to make marijuana a regulated substance."
The classification of marijuana in the same category as cocaine ignores the underlying problem.https: //t.co/mgmHtbXhtz
– Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) 8 November 2015
2. Black Americans are disproportionately affected by the drug war and are more likely to be arrested for marijuana, despite the fact that the degree of use is roughly the same for different racial groups. "We have to admit that blacks are four times as likely to be arrested for possession of marijuana, although blacks and whites use marijuana," Sanders said in a press release. "Any serious reform of criminal justice must involve the removal of marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act."
Afro-Americans are much more likely to be arrested for using marijuana than whites. This is unacceptable.https: //t.co/kONVgRRBwO
– Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) 2 November 2015
"Glad to see Baltimore already do not pursue the possession of marijuana and will move to release some of their sentences, "Sanders said after the chief prosecutor of the city made the announcement in early 2019." Thousands and thousands of people across the country have been destroyed because have criminal records. the use of marijuana – and it disproportionately affects people by color. It is time to decriminalize marijuana and put an end to the failed drug war.
Although the use is almost the same, the black man is almost four times more likely to be arrested for possession of marijuana than a white man. Although the blacks and whites used marijuana, the black man is almost 4 times more likely to be arrested for possession
Sanders (@BernieSanders) October 30, 2015
Sanders (@BernieSanders) 17 December 2016 "When it comes to race, it turns out that white and black people used marijuana approximately equal, "said Sanders during an interview with rapper killer Mike in 2015." Four times more blacks are arrested for possession as white. This is a racial question. "
For decades, we have been involved in a failed" War on Drugs "with obligatory racist mandatory minimums that punish unfair people.  – Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) [February 16, 2010] We have to put an end to the "war on drugs," which has destroyed life and disproportionately affected people by color.  The truth is that both the African-American community and the white community make marijuana on an equal footing, "he said in a debate in Wisconsin. "The reality is four times more arrested for marijuana." 3. It is unfair that young people can live their lives through a non-violent indictment of cannabis, while Wall Street bankers avoided prosecution for financial crimes.
"If a child in Iowa or Vermont is taken today with marijuana, the child will get a police record that will remain with him for the rest of his life," Sanders told a rally in Iowa in 2016. " But the Wall Street leaders who took this country into the worst economic recession since the Great Depression, whose greed and unlawful behavior led to millions of Americans losing their jobs, their homes, their savings, those who paid billions of dollars in agreements for an agreement with a government none of them have been pursued.
It's strange to me that the kid who smoked marijuana was arrested, but the Wall Street spoilers are getting out of the Scots. Bernie Sanders 3, 2015
It is not acceptable for so many young people to have marijuana smoking criminals while the executive directors of banks do not. January 7, 2016
"It's unwise that we condemn so many young Americans with a marijuana smoking killer file, but strangely enough, no big executive power of Wall Street has not been persecuted to cause the near collapse of our entire economy, "he said during a speech at the National City League. "It does not make much sense to me."
It is not acceptable for many youngsters to have criminal data on marijuana smoking, while the executive directors of the banks picnicki.com
– Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) September 12, 2015 How many people in Wales Fargo go to jail? Zero. But if you smoke marijuana in this country, you get a criminal record.  This is indecent that we condemn so many young Americans with a criminal case for smoking marijuana … pic.twitter.com/bltCSDhyXx [BernersSanders(@SenSanders) July 28, 2015
Before getting a full legalization of marijuana, Sanders' stance on drug policy
When he is campaigning to being Governor of Vermont in 1972, he seems to embrace the legalization of all drugs in an attempt to oppose what he describes as "a gradual destruction of liberties and the meaning of what freedom really means." Under the administration of President Richard Nixon, the government has to "abolish all laws relating to abortion, drugs, sexual behavior."
As Colorado began legalizing cannabis for adults, Sanders said in interviews that he admitted that the issue was gaining popularity and promised to study it closely. He expressed his support for Vermont's decriminalization policy and the legalization of medical marijuana as a whole. Sanders also complained about federal laws hampering the effective implementation of state-level marijuana programs, stressing that cannabis enterprises are struggling to gain access to banking services, for example.
"I think there are things the federal government can do that will make it easier for states that want to go in that direction so they can do that," he said in 2015. "What the federal government he can do is tell Colorado that if you decide to vote to legalize marijuana, we will allow you to do it without restrictions. "
He also called for federal decriminalization as a response to" the prolongation of millions of people through the last decades.
Millions of Americans have a police station (19459068) Sanders criticized the move of the justice ministry to President Donald Trump to remove the guidelines for federal marijuana
No, General Prosecutors Marijuana is not the same as heroin.Nobody who seriously examines the issue believes this, and we must allow states to move to the decriminalization of marijuana rather than return the progress that has been achieved.
– Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) 4 January 2018
No, Prosecutor General [Jeff]] Sessions. Marijuana is not the same as heroin, "he said in a statement last year, before sessions to cancel the memorandum from Cole. "No one who has seriously investigated the issue believes that marijuana should be classified as a drug from a list of drugs to a killer as a heroin."
Instead, the chief prosecutors are stepping up the failed war on drugs, states must be able to make their own decisions on the legalization or decriminalization of marijuana. https://t.co/EpXfq5HxAT
-Burnie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 6, 2018
"On the contrary. We must allow states to move to the decriminalization of marijuana, not to reverse the progress made in recent years, "he said.
He also greeted Canada when the country passed a law validating the use of adult cannabis. "It's been a long time since we in the United States have suspended the federal ban on marijuana."
He also greeted Seattle when city judges decided to warm the light for past convictions for possession of marijuana
Congratulations to Seattle on the clearance of past criminal convictions for possession of marijuana, which were prosecuted before legalization of marijuana. We must decriminalize marijuana at national level and eliminate the federal use of marijuana and the crimes in power. https://t.co/397PS51ios
-Burnie Sanders (@SenSanders) 25 September 2018
"We must decriminalize marijuana at national level and abolish federal use of marijuana and offenses in possession "he writes. ] Personal experience with marijuana
Sanders said he smoked marijuana decades ago, but the plant "did not do much for me."
"I smoked marijuana twice and everything I did was a cough so it does not work for me, "he said at a rally in Las Vegas. "But I understand that other people have had different experiences."
However, the senator emphasizes that his efforts to reform the laws of marijuana does not mean "encouraging someone to smoke marijuana."
Marijuana Under the Chairmanship of Sanders
As the first chief candidate for president to approve marijuana legalization – and as a person who has introduced and conceived some of the largest Cannabis Bill in Congress, Sanders has already made a history of marijuana in his career. He again signaled in his speech that dealing with drug-related harm would be a priority if elected, and part of this agenda would probably include serious consideration of legislation to end the federal ban on marijuana.
Nearly every "radical" idea of the American people is with us:
72% want to expand social security
70% want Medicare for all
58% want a salary of $ 15 min
57% want to break big banks
– Bruni Sanders (@SenSanders ) January 15, While most Democratic presidential candidates in 2020 supported legalization at this stage, Sanders' longstanding record of defending reform а в политиката в областта на наркотиците дава на избирателите относително силна увереност, че легализацията на марихуана ще бъде близо до върха на приоритетите му като президент.  Където президентска кандида te Amy Klobuchar стои на марихуана