Senator Sanders might be the champion marijuana advocates have been looking for; he is not opposed to legalizing recreational use and supports medical use. “I have real concerns about implications of the war on drugs. We have been engaged in [it] for decades now with a huge cost and the destruction of a whole lot of lives of people who were never involved in any violent activities,” he told Time Magazine.
Warren is less liberal than you may think when it comes to pot. Although she loves a light beer on occasion (“One beer and I’m like, ‘Woah, I’m ready to par-tay,” she reportedly said), she was opposed to legalizing marijuana two years ago.
At a St. Patrick’s Day breakfast in South Boston this past weekend, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) took a jab at pro-legalization Republican State Representative Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk), who is currently vying for the Republican nomination for Senate in Massachusetts’s upcoming special election. Addressing the crowd, Senator Warren said, “I advise everyone to pay very close attention to Dan Winslow’s platform. He has a 100 percent ranking from the gun lobby and he’s for the legalization of marijuana. He wants us armed and stoned.” …
I’m in constant pain and I need cannabis. And I need it to be affordable, which means legalization. It looks like Bernie Sanders is my candidate for 2016. (As if I would ever vote for Hillary Clinton.)