Presidential Candidate Supports MMJ Laws

Democratic presidential candiate for the 2016 ballot, Bernie Sanders, expressed his opinion about the federal governments focus on medical marijuana.  Sanders is clearly a supporter of medical marijuana research and feels that the "feds" should lighten up on their restrictions and prohibitions.  

“In Colorado people who run marijuana shops can’t put their money in banks,” he told Little Village. “That’s a violation of federal law. So I think there are things that the federal government can do that would make it easier for states that want to go in that direction to be able to do so.”  He also discussed his views on the MMJ laws in his home state of Vermont.  He plans to create a campaign that will show the importance of the issue of legalizing medical cannabis.  

These statements may come as a shock to some who may recall Sanders saying some completely opposite things last year.  In 2014 in an interview with TIME magazine, the U.S. senator said he has smoked pot a few times when he was younger but, "It’s not that I support it or don’t support it. To me it is not one of the major issues facing this country."