Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has been pretty vocal about where he stands on marijuana legislation.
Sanders, who is the Senator of Vermont, has for years supported the legislation of marijuana.
He has also laid out a specific plan on how to get that done. According to Newsweek, Sanders would use a presidential executive order to make it so.
When recently speaking with Joe Rogan on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast, Sanders said, “When I ran for president for the Democratic nomination in 2016, I talked about a broken criminal justice system, which ends up having in the United States more people in jail than any other country. And what I call for then, and I call for now, is the legalization of marijuana in America.”
“That [marijuana’s Schedule I classification] is insane. Heroin is a killer drug. You can argue the pluses and minuses of marijuana, but marijuana ain’t heroin. So we have to end that, and that’s what I will do as president of the United States. I believe we can do that through executive order, and I will do that.”
So far only Sanders has suggested that an executive order happen to legalize marijuana. This can only happen then if Sanders becomes the Democratic nomination, and wins the election.