Posted 3 years ago on Oct. 29, 2015, 7:38 a.m. EST by factsrfun
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by ALEX SEITZ-WALD
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called for ending the prohibition on marijuana Wednesday evening at an event for college students at George Mason University in Northern Virginia.
"In my view, the time is long overdue for us to remove the federal prohibition on marijuana," Sanders said to cheers. "In my view, states should have the right to regulate marijuana the same way that state and local laws now govern the sale of alcohol and tobacco."
It would be a dramatic departure from decades of federal drug policy. And while Sanders stopped short of calling for the full legalization of marijuana, he is now closer to it than any other candidate in either party.