Mr. & Mrs. THC / Mr. Sanders - The Longtime Cannabis Champion & The Cannabis Reform - 2020 Elections

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it's election season in America, so for the next months we'll be hearing political ads and debates, and reading columns concerning which political candidates give U.S. the best chance to thrive. What's extremely interesting about 2020 elections is that, for the first time ever, there's likely to be a real focus and debate on Cannabis Reform !

Mr. Sanders has suggested that an Executive Order to legalize #Marijuana is on the table. That means such a scenario may work, if Mr. Sanders becomes the Democratic nomination, and wins the election.

There's no doubt that #Cannabis reform has more potential to take place now in the U.S. than at any point over the past couple of decades. But there are no certainties, at the moment, that Mr. Sanders will win the Democratic Presidential nomination or the 2020 Presidency. He said:

What I call for now is the legalization of marijuana in America. I believe we can do that through executive order, and I will do that.

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Mr. Sanders echoed the legalization and descheduling arguments he has been making for years, arguments that have earned him an A+ rating from advocacy group NORML.

Mr. Sanders / The Longtime Cannabis Champion

Mr. Sanders smoked marijuana decades ago, he said during a campaign rally in Michigan, that he has tried marijuana twice in his life when he was very young. He adds that the drug made him cough a lot.

I smoked marijuana twice and all I did was cough my guts out, so it didn’t work for me.But I do understand other people have had different experiences.
It is not important, if he have been high or not when he said that, the most important things that:
  • He cosponsored ( More than 20 years ago ) a House bill to legalize and regulate medical marijuana.

  • He also signed onto legislation that would reschedule cannabis and protect states with legal medical cannabis.

  • He has been behind some of the first and most wide-ranging legislative efforts to fundamentally change federal cannabis laws.

  • He began supporting efforts to reform federal hemp laws, when he arrived in the Senate, He cosponsored three versions of a bill introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) to remove hemp from the definition of marijuana under the CSA.

  • He voted against a resolution in 1998 that was meant to express "The sense of Congress that marijuana is a dangerous and addictive drug and should not be legalized for medicinal use."

  • He was the first major presidential candidate to endorse marijuana legalization during his last bid and, in 2015, filed the first-ever Senate bill to end federal cannabis prohibition.

  • He reiterated that the government "Needs to end the destructive war on drugs."

  • He’s attached his name to a number of reform bills in Congress, going back to his time in the House, as well as during his Senate tenure, that includes recent pieces of legislation such as the Marijuana Justice Act, which would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and punish states with discriminatory enforcement, as well as the the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, which would federally deschedule cannabis.

  • He backed bills to shield banks from federal prosecution if they choose to accept marijuana business accounts in legal states.

  • He voted in favor of amendments, on four occasions in the House, to protect legal medical marijuana states from federal intervention.

  • He has criticized moves from the Justice Department under President Donald Trump to dismantle guidelines on federal marijuana enforcement priorities. He said:

Marijuana is not the same as heroin. No one who has seriously studied the issue believes that. Quite the contrary. We should allow states the right to move toward the decriminalization of marijuana, not reverse the progress that has been made.

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Mr. Sanders & Marijuana Reform

Mr. Sanders has been outspoken about his support for marijuana reform in speeches, during debates and highlighted the following:

  • Marijuana is not comparable to other drugs listed in Schedule I of the CSA, and it should be removed from that list, accordingly. He said:
No rational person really believes marijuana should be a Schedule 1 drug next to killer drugs like heroin. Keeping marijuana in the same category as heroin is absurd. The time is long overdue for us to remove the federal prohibition on marijuana.

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  • Black Americans have been disproportionately impacted by the drug war and are more likely to be arrested for marijuana despite the fact that usage rates are roughly the same among different racial groups. He said:
Blacks are four times more likely than whites to get arrested for marijuana possession, even though the same proportion of blacks and whites use marijuana.

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  • Thousands and thousands of people across the country have had their lives destroyed because they have criminal records as a result of marijuana use. He said:
It is time to decriminalize marijuana and end the failed war on drugs.

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  • It is an injustice that young people can have their lives upended by a non-violent cannabis conviction while Wall Street bankers avoid prosecution for financial crimes. He said:
I find it strange that the kid who smokes marijuana gets arrested but the crooks on Wall Street get off scot free.

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References & Photos / Shepherdexpress / Newsweek / Forbes / Cbsnews /

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How many Americans really Wan him to win? I think it's mostly stoners. But that's a good percentage of them.

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It’s time for Democrats to begin their ground game in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. Mr. Sanders have a chance to win 2020 Elections because Trump cannot win the 270 electoral votes he needs for re-election if Democrats win back Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin because Trump must win at least one of these states to secure re-election. Do not forget, Bernie Sanders would have beaten Trump If Hillary Clinton did not stolen the democrat election.

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I see. Well if he doesn't win and doesn't get re elected he will be in deep deep shit and probably go before a judge and maybe even behind bars.

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He should have been up against trump last campaign but hillary stole it from him iirc

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I remeber those Elections. The whole world was on their toes that Hillary doesn't win. Many believe that she would have caused a third world war with Russia.

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It was such an own goal by the Democrats Disregarding their own voters intentions, I have no doubt it caused people to vote for trump as retaliation.

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Not this stoner. I don't care for his socialism ideas

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It's not full blown Venezuelan socialism, but more what the rest of the world does like free health care, no? Not worrying about bankruptcy when going to the hospital is pretty relieving imo.

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Actually what they called Obama Care costs me more than it cost me before Obama care. And now we pay taxes on the premium which is more than the cost of one month of groceries. Universal health care actually is not free it is paid for through taxes and I can't afford to live if I am taxed anymore. What would be better for people is capped medical pricing and published prices. Every industry that has published pricing the rates and costs go down as competition lowers costs. And I say this being bankrupt once over medical bills. I would rather have to file bankruptcy than being homeless and unviersal health care because of the increase in taxes would most likely make me and half of Americans homeless. After Obamacare was inacted our homeless population grew and hasn't gone down.

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Idk taxes in the UK aren't that crazy for free healthcare, USA health care system is wack.

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I don't get shit for the taxes I pay now, and currently we are paying a total of 58% of our income in taxes. If I didn't think it would cost the middle class like it always does I might get behind it, but if it gets passed here, I guarantee it won't fall onto Wall Street it will fall onto the Middle Class like it always does.

Cheers have a great day

Bernie Sanders is a sell out. If we want real change we have to fire the duopoly and hire new parties in. Then we need to change the parties frequently like a babies diaper gets changed or we get into the position we are in today.
Be aware of those get on board lately politicians like Bernie is. It is to try to buy the stoner vote and he is not our friend.

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Idk if the US will ever get away from their two party system though, I would far have preferred bernie over trump..

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Well said / A president, who fights for legalization is more better than the orange buffoon !

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Bernie Sanders is a come around here lately politician that does not really want legalization he's just blowing smoke up people's asses. he sold out as an independent to the Democratic party you do not become a Democrat politician without agreeing to their terms. It is the two-party duopoly is a reason why marijuana is illegal. they make more money keeping it federally illegal with private prison deals. if they don't keep a minimum population in those prisons the United States has to pay a fine which exceeds what they would make off of marijuana.
Bernie Sanders is just as bad if not worse than Trump and I don't like Trump either. but I like my constitutional republic protecting minority rights a democracy does not protect minority rights. And Bernie wants to go even further and turn this country into a socialist country which is dangerous as socialism always fails. Up

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I wouldn't say universal healthcare is impossible, it's certainly a challenge but it's pretty awesome.

If I recall correctly, in the Joe rogan podcast interview, bernie stated that he would tax wallstreet trading activity to provide the universal healthcare. So it wouldn't cost you more, in fact it would save you money.

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I already pay 58% of my income in taxes. Stuff he is promising will cost the middle class as everything else has, they say they will make the rich pay, but it is always the middle class.

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I've got hope he'd stick to his words and tax wallstreet speculative trading rather than creating an obamacare 2.0 situation

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He can't be trusted he betrayed his values when he decided to switch from being an Independent to a Democrat. He already won as an Independent he should have stayed that way instead of betraying who he was. Anyone who aligns themselves with the two party duopoly is a sell out and can't be trusted. IMO as an American, tired for the corrupted system.