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Senator Sanders Co-Sponsors The Marijuana Justice Act

  • by NORML April 19, 2018

    Today, Senator Bernie Sanders joined Senator Cory Booker on a live stream for a conversation about ending prohibition and co-sponsoring the Marijuana Justice Act.

    But they can’t do it alone.

    Right now, 33 members of Congress have put their name on the House and Senate versions of this legislation, but we still have a long way to go. Politicians are starting to realize that legalization is not only good policy, but good politics. Send a message to your federal officials and tell them to put their name on this legislation too.

    The ongoing enforcement of cannabis prohibition financially burdens taxpayers, encroaches upon civil liberties, engenders disrespect for the law, impedes legitimate scientific research into the plant’s medicinal properties, and disproportionately impacts communities of color. The Marijuana Justice Act would be the sensible, moral, and rational way to end the failed policy of marijuana criminalization.

    In 2016, over 650,000 people were arrested for marijuana. The consequences are staggering. From time spent in jail to the costs of legal fees – to the collateral consequences, including but not limited to having to list a criminal offense on a job or housing application, the criminalization of cannabis is a cruel concept that most hurts those in poverty and is disproportionately enforced against people of color.

    Don’t wait until 4/20 to take action. Send a message to your lawmakers NOW.

    Thanks for standing up, speaking out, and being a NORML citizen.

    Your friends at National NORML.

    43 responses to “Senator Sanders Co-Sponsors The Marijuana Justice Act”

    1. not bramaged says:

      Dain Bramage says:
      when Bernie Sanders saw he could not beat Hillary for the Democratic nomination in 2016, he threw his support behind her, and encouraged his followers to do the same.

      i notice you failed to mention;
      obummer, hillary, and the DNC, (and even elizabeth warren) conspired to rig the entire process against Bernie Sanders, or he would have won easily.

      i notice you failed to mention;
      Bernie Sanders could have sued hillary and the DNC, over the numerous frauds committed against him, but did not.

      i notice you failed to mention;
      obummer promised to legalize mj, during his campaign.
      he did not do it.
      he did not even TRY to do it.

      i notice you failed to mention;
      hillary did not say one word about mj legalization during her entire campaign.

      Dain Bramage says: No third parties to split the progressive vote this time!

      the ONLY THING that will scare the democrats into really representing us,
      is supporting a third party.

      when they know, that they are going to go extinct, like the ‘whig’ party did, they will shape up, and represent us, or be replaced by those who will represent us.

      all the progress the dems brought us, like ‘the new deal’, were started by third parties, and only reluctantly picked up by the dems, in SELF DEFENCE.

      THAT, is why the dems are helping us, now;
      our issue finally has enough support, to make a third party candidate viable.

      the blacks, have been voting for the dems, for decades.
      what has that gotten them ?
      nothing.

      as long as the dems are ‘our only choice’, they have no reason to represent us.

      you just love those corrupt democrats,
      even when they are screwing us, don’t you, Dain Bramage !!

      • Dain Bramage says:

        Traitor Trump Sucker,

        You sound bitter.
        Fuck yes I support the Democrats! I didn’t bring up your bullshit, because it’s bullshit.

        Leaving you in the dust!

      • Julian says:

        Weak arguments. The Hillary campaign is over. Enjoy your lawsuits. MJ reforming, PAC-refusing Dems are gonna crush R’s hard in Texas come November.

      • Anonymous says:

        The New Deal was started by third parties? What? FDR started the New Deal, in 1932, as a welcome recovery package for the American people after years of GOP misrule left the country in economic shambles. Social Security, minimum wage and many other programs came out of that FDR New Deal.

        Also, the biggest reason Bernie Sanders didn’t sue Hillary or the DNC was that he KNEW the alternative–Trump and the GOP–would be far, far worse. He said it many times.

      • Dain Bramage says:

        Lots of room for the left and progressives to stake out their positions, under any banner you want. But when it comes time for the ballot box, progressive third parties and Democrats must vote for the progressive candidate charged by The People with the task of kicking the Republican candidate’s ass! That’s gonna be a Democrat.

        Or, Welcome to Russia.

      • Dain Bramage says:

        Trump is a terrorist with twenty pounds of dynamite strapped to his chest. Of course it should scare anybody in the vicinity, and that’s all of us. Disarm the sick fucker, lock him in an asylum, and study him for science.

    2. Matt says:

      keepin’ it real, as always.. great job, Bernie

    3. denial says:

      more proof for reality deniers;

      oh,bummer, and trump, both promised to end NAFTA…
      (neither one did, oh,bummer, gave us MORE ‘free trade’ deals, and trump is still talking about the TPP)

      but ROSS PEROT had ending NAFTA and all ‘free trade deals’, on his platform, YEARS before.

      our so-called ‘leaders’, do not really lead, they follow, what has allready gained popularity, AFTER being propsed by third party candidates.

      • Dain Bramage says:

        Denial,
        That’s a fascinating theory, but third parties, by splitting the progressive vote, gave us ass-clowns like Trump’s mini-me, Maine’s LePage; and of course, Traitor Trump himself.

        You’ve done enough damage, we see the horrible results of third party votes.

        Punish the Republicans for inflicting Trump on the good people of America! Vote Democratic, and legalize marijuana!

      • Julian says:

        Denial;
        I think you’re on the wrong website. Were you looking for yahoo comments?

    4. Anonymous says:

      Legalization could fix the state budget and eventually the national budget look how well it did in Colorado and other states it’s illegal in now . I’d much rather see people smoke than drink alcohol . Alcohol seems to make people feel 10 foot tall and bulletproof . Marijuana does exactly the opposite it mellows you out and relaxes you . And just look at all the medical possibilities it has . It’s a herb it’s not man-made I think that’s better than any chemical man could put together to cure illnesses . If it’s working for that purpose why not make it legal ? I believe alcohol and cigarettes are more dangerous to a person and smoking marijuana and I’m sure there a lot of other people that agree with me .

    5. D Fitzgerald says:

      Legalization could fix the state budget and eventually the national budget look how well it did in Colorado and other states it’s illegal in now . I’d much rather see people smoke than drink alcohol . Alcohol seems to make people feel 10 foot tall and bulletproof . Marijuana does exactly the opposite it mellows you out and relaxes you . And just look at all the medical possibilities it has . It’s a herb it’s not man-made I think that’s better than any chemical man could put together to cure illnesses . If it’s working for that purpose why not make it legal ? I believe alcohol and cigarettes are more dangerous to a person and smoking marijuana and I’m sure there a lot of other people that agree with me .

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