Bernie Sanders on Facebook: There Is No Question That the War on Drugs Has Been a Failure

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Back on May 3rd, I asked, “Will Bernie Sanders Become the Cannabis Candidate?” As regular readers of Marijuana Politics can certainly tell, we are big fans of the Vermont Senator and mainstream presidential candidate, praising his position on cannabis issues and the greater Drug War in post after post. Media outlets are now reporting thatcannabis advocates across the nation have hopped on the#FeelTheBern bandwagon. In addition to his stance on the failed Drug War, we are also drawn to the fact that Sanders has been on the right side of major issues, going all the way back to the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War to George W. Bush’s Iraq War.

Drug law reform activists hoped that Sanders would support sensible federal marijuana policies and help end harmful Drug War policies that disproportionately hurt people of color and people battling poverty. These issues aren’t just...

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