Sanders vs. Biden On Cannabis Policy
With the Democratic race for presidential nomination down to two candidates, it’s important for those who support cannabis to know where each contender stands on national cannabis policy. A post on Marijuana Moment breaks it all down brilliantly, issue-by-issue. For everything from legalization and record expungement, to expanded drug decriminalization and social equity, the article reports on the stance Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden each have taken on every facet of marijuana policy at the federal level.
As the article concludes, both Sanders and Biden are in favor of legalizing medical cannabis, record expungements, and supporting states’ rights to legalize marijuana. Beyond that, the candidates diverge significantly. While Sanders is in favor of adult-use legalization, social equity legislation, taking administrative action to fast-track legalization, descheduling cannabis as a schedule 1 drug, and safe consumption sites, Biden is either unclear or against each of these initiatives.