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Can Bernie Sanders End Marijuana Prohibition?

Can Bernie Sanders End Marijuana Prohibition?

Democratic Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has made it clear he would like to end the federal prohibition of cannabis. The big question is, will he ever be in a position to do something about it?

Right now he is a U.S. Senator, which gives him more power in this arena than most. He has the power to sponsor and advocate for a bill that would end cannabis prohibition on a federal level, which he has done.

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How the Next President Can Affect Marijuana Law Reform

How the Next President Can Affect Marijuana Law Reform

While some states are making great strides in marijuana law reform, the federal government is moving along at a glacial pace when it comes to reforms. Congress had made some progress, and there are rumblings of agencies making changes, but little has come from the White House as of yet except for some vague references to criminal justice reform.

Barack Obama will leave office in January of 2017. Whoever takes his place will have major influence on how quickly the federal government adopts major reforms, if it does at all. And no matter what the states do, there is always the specter of federal intervention hanging over them.