As we always point out when politicians are the subject of what we post, as a non-profit org, we aren't endorsers of candidates. However, in every election since 1860, a member of the D or R parties has been elected president and it's a lead pipe cinch the same result will happen again this fall.

So here's how the cannabis reform agenda of one of the two parties is shaking out for the 2020 presidential elections… …and it looks like it will be in clear distinction to the other party.

"Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday announced the names of members of several new task forces they formed to explore policies in six major areas, including a criminal justice reform panel that is stacked with cannabis legalization supporters.

Drug policy reform advocates have been particularly interested to learn who would comprise the criminal justice group since it was first announced last month, with some holding out hope that members will push Biden—the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee—to support marijuana legalization.

At least five participants in the new eight-member panel go further than Biden—who opposes legalizing recreational marijuana but backs decriminalization, medical cannabis, automatic expungements, rescheduling and letting states set their own laws—by supporting adult-use legalization on the federal and/or state levels.

All told, it appears that every member of the group—three of whom were selected by Sanders and five chosen by Biden—have publicly called for cannabis reform to at least some extent, with a few having experience legislating on the issue."

Interesting stuff.

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Most Members Of New Biden-Sanders Criminal Justice Task Force Back Marijuana Legalization | Marijuana Moment

Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday announced the names of members of several new task forces they formed to explore policies in six major areas, including a criminal justice reform panel that is stacked with cannabis legalization supporters. Drug policy refor…


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