Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren has unveiled her plan to legalize cannabis if she is elected president — the plan includes expungement of past convictions, research funding, medical cannabis access for veterans, and more. Warren unveiled the plan before a campaign stop in Denver, Colorado and said during the rally that the reforms are […]

Former New York City Mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg called efforts to legalize marijuana “perhaps the stupidest thing anybody has ever done.” The position from the billionaire politician would seem to be out of step with Democratic leaders in his state and liberal voters nationwide. See the original article at Newsweek

Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) campaign is encouraging the candidate to promptly legalize marijuana without waiting for Congress if he is elected to the White House. Directing the Justice Department to reclassify cannabis under federal law is among dozens of executive actions that are under consideration for Sanders’s “first days as president.” See the original article […]

New Jersey residents will decide whether to legalize marijuana in the Garden State, after both houses of the state Legislature voted Monday to put the question on the 2020 ballot. The measure passed the state Senate in a 24-16 vote at the Statehouse in Trenton on Monday afternoon, while the state Assembly voted 49-24 with […]

Former vice president Joe Biden backed away from his previous assertion that marijuana may be a “gateway drug,” saying he has seen no evidence that use of the drug could lead to dependence on other, more powerful substances. Biden took heat for telling a Las Vegas town hall crowd that “there’s not nearly been enough […]

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont unveiled a plan to legalize cannabis and expunge convictions for marijuana offenses. “We’re going to legalize marijuana and end the horrifically destructive war on drugs,” said Sanders. “It has disproportionately targeted people of color and ruined the lives of millions of Americans.” See the original article at High […]

There are currently 25 candidates running in the Democratic primaries. Their views can be broken down into two basic categories: ‘Legalize It’ or ‘Let the States Decide.’ The ‘Legalize It’ group actually contains the majority of Democrats running in the primaries, with the ‘Let the States Decide’ list comprising a much smaller number of Democratic […]

White House hopeful Andrew Yang would do more than just end the federal government’s prohibition on marijuana if elected president, the Democratic candidate said Wednesday. “I would legalize marijuana and then I would pardon everyone who’s in jail for a nonviolent, drug-related offense,” Mr. Yang said at an event in Manhattan. “I would pardon them all on April […]

Beto O’Rourke, the latest Democrat to throw his hat into the 2020 Presidential ring, made a big splash last year when he ran against Ted Cruz in the 2018 Texas Senate race. But where does he stand on cannabis? As a city councilman in El Paso, TX, Beto advocated marijuana legislation as a way to help […]

The Bern is at it again. Bernie Sanders recently announced his second candidacy for President of the United States, following his failed, yet inspired bid in 2016. Bernie Sanders enters a field packed to the brim with cannabis advocates, but where does he stand on legalization? Sanders has been behind some of the first and […]

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar is the latest presidential candidate to enter the fight for the Democratic Party’s nomination in 2020. If elected, Klobuchar would be the most cannabis-friendly president ever elected, though other declared Democratic candidates have a much more consistent record of pro-marijuana support. Klobuchar does not support cannabis legalization, but she isn’t in favor of federal […]

This morning, Cory Booker (D-NJ) officially announced his candidacy for President of the United States. But where does he stand on cannabis legalization? Since being elected in 2013, Booker has become one of the most consistent proponents of marijuana legalization. In 2015, he was one of three senators to introduce the CARERS Act to legalize medical […]

As the 2020 Presidential election starts to heat up, more Democratic hopefuls are throwing their hand into the ring. The most recent addition to the rapidly growing field of nominees is New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand. Where does Kirsten Gillibrand stand on cannabis legalization? See the original article at Civilized

Massachusetts State Senator Elizabeth Warren, best known for her ardent resistance against financial corruption and income inequality, has announced that she is running for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 presidential election. But where does she stand on cannabis? Despite her vocally progressive stance on most issues, Warren’s opinion on cannabis legalization is slightly more muddled. […]