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Bernie Sanders says he’s concerned about teen enthusiasm for cannabis

Oct 19, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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Bernie Sanders is pro-cannabis legalization, yet is still concerned about some potential harms of the drug, especially with regards to teens.

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The senator recently stopped by Mount Anthony Union High School in Bennington, Ver. for a town hall, where he spoke about topics ranging from climate change to health care and teens smoking weed.

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The senator said marijuana is a topic that’s often brought up in high school events. “That worries me, to tell you the truth,” Sanders reportedly said.

Despite noting that he’s not a fan of drugs and alcohol, the senator did make clear he believes cannabis should be legal in every state in the U.S.

Sanders also made sure to differentiate between marijuana and other drugs that have been shown to have serious and dangerous side effects.

“Heroin is a killer drug,” he said. “Fentanyl is even worse, and fentanyl sometimes gets mixed in with the heroin. … Marijuana is not heroin, it is not fentanyl. It should not be lumped together.”

Sanders has long been a proponent for marijuana’s decriminalization and legalization. When Biden’s pardon was issued, Sanders supported his decision, sharing his approval on Twitter.

“I have long believed that marijuana should be legalized and those arrested for possession should be pardoned and have their records expunged. The President’s executive action today is an important step forward, but much more needs to be done,” he wrote.

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