There was one name that kept popping up in dispensaries, cafes, cannabis-related start-ups, and even what is known as a "grow" — an indoor marijuana plantation — in Denver, Colorado on the day before Super Tuesday: Bernie Sanders.

Although marijuana remains legal here, conflicts between local and federal law have caused major headaches for industry heads, who are keeping an eye on the 2016 presidential race and encouraging the pot community to get more involved in politics to ensure that their rights are strengthened, rather than rolled back.

Of all the candidates currently in the race, Sanders, who officially supports the decriminalization of marijuana possession and legalization of medical cannabis, is the most outspoken on the issue.

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Liz Fields ~ VICE News ~

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