We've shared the individual cannabis policy declarations of some of the ~20 declared presidential candidates in the Democratic presidential primary process.

But here's an article which summarizes all of their positions.

All call for significant reform – not just on medical cannabis, but on cannabis in general and in winding down the Drug War's cannabis component.

A few also call for replacing the punishment aspect of dealing with all drug users (not of all drug suppliers) in favor of a treatment model. This approach would likely somewhat mirror the Portugal model, which has had some success, but in a country which may or may not be comparable to the US. For more on this, see: https://www.leafly.com/…/portugal-drug-decriminalization-st….

We'll also blog stories on the President's position that come out, but there haven't been many announcements since anti-cannabis Attorney General was replaced by William Barr. A web search reveals few 2019 resources. In fact, this Wikipedia entry hasn't been updated in over a year. It says:

"In June 2018, President Trump stated that he would 'probably' support the STATES Act, a bipartisan bill which would effectively end the federal prohibition on marijuana and leave the issue up to the states…." (http://bit.ly/2k9264I)

Otherwise, all we have is the recent bizarre (in our opinion) performance by his latest Surgeon General, who seemed to adopt a basically 1930s "reefer madness" attitude toward cannabis in general in a recent press conference. At best it seems fair to say that reform in favor of patients is not currently a front burner issue in the White House, but that could change going into the campaign.

Again we note (given our non-profit org status), TRUCE does not support and will not be supporting any particular candidate(s).

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Where the 2020 Democratic candidates for president stand on marijuana legalization

The Democrats running for president have thoughts on marijuana legalization. Here they are.


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