Sanders Statement on Criminal Justice Reform and Marijuana Law

AIKEN, S.C. – U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders on Saturday renewed a call to let states decide whether to legalize marijuana possession, a proposal detailed in a bill introduced Wednesday in the Senate. Sanders commented after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, at a separate appearance in South Carolina on Saturday, offered her own proposal to loosen restrictions on marijuana. “I am glad to see Secretary Clinton is beginning to address an issue that my legislation addressed,” he said, “but her approach ignored the major issue. Secretary Clinton would classify marijuana in the same category as cocaine and continue to make …

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