Bernie Sanders Becomes First Major-Party Presidential Candidate to Express Support for Legalizing Marijuana

Bernie Sanders Becomes First Major-Party Presidential Candidate to Express Support for Legalizing Marijuana

During Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate in Nevada, Sanders said he would vote ‘Yes’ on the initiative to regulate and tax marijuana that is set to appear on that state’s ballot next year

LAS VEGAS, NV — During Tuesday night’s Democratic presidential debate, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders became the first-ever major-party presidential candidate to express support for legalizing and regulating marijuana for adult use.

When asked how he would vote on an initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol that is set to appear on Nevada’s ballot in 2016, Sen. Sanders said he would vote “yes.”

Hillary Clinton was asked if she has taken a position on such proposals now that it has been a year since she said she wanted to wait to see what happens in Colorado and…

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