Asked by CNN’s Juan Carlos Lopez whether he’d support Nevada’s 2016 ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana in that state, Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders answered “I suspect I would vote yes” to applause from the crowd.
Sanders’ answer is significant because it marks the first time a 2016 candidate has openly declared support for legalizing recreational — and not just medical — marijuana. Asked earlier this year on Reddit about his views on marijuana, Sanders replied that he supported marijuana decriminalization as well as medical marijuana. He also hinted that he’d have more to say in coming months on the subject. [Read more at The Washington Post]