REC legalization “has become something of a de facto platform plank for the 2020 Democratic [Presidential] candidates,” USA Today reports. Among the leading candidates, only current frontrunner Joe Biden hasn’t committed to legalization, instead calling for rescheduling. In 2016, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders was the only major party candidate who called for legalizati

  • Many in Democratic circles say legalization is a way to better engage young voters.
  • According to The Onion (in 2015), Biden worried his business would be “completely dicked over” by REC legalization in D.C.
  • Andy Bernstein of voter registration non-profit Headcount: “A decade ago, mentioning marijuana made you a fringe candidate. Today, you’re out of the mainstream if you don’t have a position, and a position to provide greater access.”
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