“The Five” on Fox News yesterday discussed independent senator and 2020 presidential primary contender Bernie Sanders and his plan to legalize marijuana. Under the plan, announced on Thursday, Sanders will work on legalization by executive order within the first 100 days of his administration should he win the White House. Sanders, whose home state of Vermont in 2018 legalized possession of one ounce of pot and allowed each adult resident to grow two plants for personal use, has long been a supporter of decriminalizing marijuana nationwide. He’s argued that criminalization of the drug has ravaged communities of color and created an unequal incarceration rate. “Too many lives were ruined due to the disastrous criminalization of marijuana,” Sanders wrote in a tweet announcing his plan.
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