Sanders Calls for Removing Federal Prohibition on Marijuana

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont on Wednesday said “the time is long overdue for us to remove the federal prohibition on marijuana.” The Democratic presidential candidate spoke at an event that was live-streamed to about 300 college campuses nationwide.

Sanders often gets big applause on college campuses when he calls for decriminalizing marijuana, The New York Times reports. At George Mason University on Wednesday, he said states should have the right to regulate marijuana in the same way state and local laws govern sales of alcohol and tobacco.

“That means that recognized businesses in states that have legalized marijuana should be fully able to use the banking system without fear of federal prosecution,” he said.

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