Presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders first voiced his support for the legalization of weed last week, and now he's doing more than just talking: he's taking action.
On Wednesday, Sanders introduced a bill called the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act to the U.S. Senate. If it passes, the bill would mean that marijuana would no longer be classified as a Schedule 1 narcotic; to give you an idea of how serious that is, other drugs that are classified as such are heroin, ecstasy, and LSD.
If the bill passes, it would also means that each state would be allowed to make their own laws regarding marijuana, though transporting the drugs to states where it's illegal would still be a crime.
"Too many Americans have seen their lives destroyed because they have criminal records as a result of marijuana use," Sanders said during a town hall meeting at George Mason University in Virginia. "That's wrong. That has got to change."
Will this help Bernie's chances to gain the youth vote?