Bernie Sanders Meets New Hampshire Seniors, October 2015. Image:  Michael Vadon via Wikimedia Commons

Bernie Sanders has a chance to make history in 2016, and not just by winning the presidential election. Sanders is poised to make some giant leaps toward ending the prohibition of marijuana, which has long been an aim of the left-leaning Vermont Senator.

His plan could do more than simply legalize the drug, but instead open it up for important medical research and create a true marijuana industry in the United States.

Throughout his campaign, Sanders has called for the federal government to move marijuana off the schedule of illegal drugs, and wants other states to follow in the footsteps of Colorado, which has found that legalizing and taxing marijuana is good for business in the state.

“The time is long overdue for us to take marijuana off the federal government’s list of outlawed drugs,” he said late last month, via The Atlantic. “In my view, states should have the right to regulate marijuana the same way that state and local laws now govern sales of alcohol and tobacco.”

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Nathan Francis ~ Inquisitr.com ~

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