Sanders: Let States Make Marijuana Legal

FAIRFAX, Va. – Citing a recent FBI report that someone in the United States is arrested every minute on marijuana charges, Sen. Bernie Sanders told a nationwide meeting of college students on Wednesday that he would take marijuana off the federal government’s list of outlawed drugs. Speaking from George Mason University to 250 online student meetings in all 50 states, Sanders said he favors removing marijuana from the list of controlled substances regulated by federal law. “In the United States we have 2.2 million people in jail today, more than any other country. And we’re spending about $80 billion a …

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