Bernie Sanders: I’ve done marijuana twice in my life

Bernie Sanders Admits to Smoking WeedBernie Sanders admits to smoking weed

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders not only revealed that he smoked pot previously but he wants cannabis completely descheduled. Monday, the day before Sanders won the Michigan primary he spoke out about marijuana dissing other lawmakers who compare herb to heroin.

“I’ve done marijuana twice in my life, when I was very young,” Bernie Sanders said to a cheering crowed. “And what it did for me, is it made me cough a lot — that was my response, but I gather other people have had different experiences.”

Sanders went on to refer to heroin as a “killer drug” and then blasted the Controlled Substances Act that ranks cannabis alongside heroin in terms of the drugs having high potential for abuse, no accepted medical use in the U.S. and a lack of safe use.

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“We also know, and people can argue this ’til the cows come home and scientists dispute it, marijuana is not heroin,” Sanders said. “I’m not here advocating for marijuana. Marijuana is listed as a Schedule I drug alongside of heroin. (The audience booed.) I agree, and that is why I believe we should take marijuana out of the federal Controlled Substances Act.”

This isn’t the first time Sanders has spoken out about legalization. Back in October of last year he said, “Too many Americans have seen their lives destroyed because they have criminal records as a result of marijuana use. That’s wrong. That has got to change.”

Where does Sander’s Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton stand on marijuana? Whie Sanders wants weed completely descheduled she still supports its rescheduling.

“We haven’t done research, why? Because it’s considered a Schedule I drug,” Clinton said in November 2015. “I’d like to move it from Schedule I to Schedule II.”

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