Bernie Sanders policy director unveils new plan to legalize marijuana

Bernie 2020 National Policy Director Josh Orton breaks down the campaign’s marijuana legalization plan. About Rising: Rising is a weekday morning show with …


  1. Socialism And Bernie Sanders
    Those who are making the decision to vote for Bernie Sanders and socialism should attune themselves, not only to themselves but the future generations of this great country.
    The guliiable people of this country are being led to believe that they are going to get a free ride in the socialist system of govermment.
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    Bernie Sanders is trying to fight  alleged racism with racism against white people.
    He said that he will create a law that only blacks and other none white minorites will be allowed to grow and sell marijuanna.
    If that is not racism that I am the queen of England.

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    Sanders can't challenge Trump on his record of the past three years so he will have you believe that the African Americans are oppressed in this country and that he is the one who is going to save them.
    I am happy to say that we have reached a time in our great country where oppression of any race of people is long gone.
    African Americans have made great strives in this country, there are  African Americans doctors, scientist,judges, TV Hostmovies and shows,actors,news commentators,senators,governors,presidents of the USA,many  African Americans multi millionares and the list goes on.

    This is an old trick with some politicians with nothing in their record to speak of who try to make the public think that the country is in chaos and they will solve everything.

    Lets face it Trump is rough around the edges and he ruffles alot of feathers but he is not a politician,he hasn't learned to be a phony like them. He shoots from the hip and speaks the truth and most of all he gets the job done. The country has never in better shape.
    He needs to be judged on his deeds and not his personalty.
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  2. Josh Ortons philosophy is deregulate marijuana first and we'll see what happens then. I'm so sick and tired of hearing that the police or the incarceration of people is racist. If you break the law, no matter what color you are, THATS A CRIME!

  3. When you legalize something you're saying it's safe? How about cars, guns, knives, advil, tylenol, listerine. All those can easily kill you , if not used properly by the individual. Stop putting the blame on the inanimate object, and start blaming the hand it's in. Good god people.

  4. This host is a joke he probably does cocaine in his free time people been smoking marijuana for years and if there was a huge issue with it it would have been on everybody's radar I've been smoking for well over 15 years and I don't have any schizophrenia issues

  5. My question is, what gives the politicians the right to make something illegal that grows out of the ground naturally? Many people are ill-informed on marijuana. But yet, people think that cigarettes and alcohol is perfectly fine. Let's see. Cigarettes = death….. Alcohol = addictions and legal issues….. Marijuana = the munchies and a lot of medical benefits. Now, tell me which one's or more dangerous. We have been studying marijuana for the past hundred years. Believe me, if the government could find one thing wrong with marijuana, They would have been screaming from the rooftops. But yet ,everything the government says about marijuana is a complete lie. One day people will get their heads up out of their ass and realize it's not any more dangerous than an aspirin. These people are a complete idiot. They need to check their facts before they get on here and look like an idiot.

  6. Racial….racist, again that word. I was incarcerated in NJ and given a sentence of 8 years for marijuana and I was sent to annandale. I did a year in that place and saw many evil things I never considered that humans do. The mantra in prison is "You have, I want, I take". I am Caucasian and never met a non Caucasian in prison for drugs. I did meet several other Caucasians but not a single non white guy for drugs. So I call bullshit to all of this.

  7. “Legal = Safe enough for public consumption” Not necessarily, just safer than unregulated black market products. People are going to do drugs no matter what. Also, all of Saagar’s arguments are issues with capitalism, not marijuana Lol

  8. United States Patent_ 6630507. Not even looking into the facts of the true history’s research and studies from United States and countless other countries that have been performed since the 1930’s, plus the 5,000 years prior to this. All the writings by countless practitioners from those days are not practical. But the Bible is all facts and truth. I must be drug tested to work and pay the taxes for the salaries of these officials and the ones in our country that cannot work or don't work (Social Security, welfare, unemployment, etc.) and none of these recipients have to take an drug test. How does this system work? United States Patent_6630507.

  9. Saagar went full "reefer madness", with his talking points, lol. Also there have been government studies done like the La Guardia report all the way back in the 1940's, and other's since then which found all the reefer madness talking points to be false, or greatly exaggerated. I just read a recent study that showed people who use opiates to manage their chronic pain use less opiates overall than those chronic pain patients who don't.

  10. Saagar went full "reffer madness", lol. His arguments is crap, and if we are seeing an increase in cannabis usage are we seeing a decrease in use of more harmful drugs like alcohol. I think it's pretty obvious why there is an increase where it's legalized, and that would be people who wanted to try it, but didn't want to take a chance getting arrested,, and having a record, or people who have a job, and are worried about a random drug screening As well as the fact that in self-reported usage I think more people would say yes I use cannabis in a state where it's legal versus a state where it's not. One last point is that cannabis is a lot cheaper to buy when it's legalized versus it's price on the black market, which means more people can afford to buy, and use it.

    Last point in why usage has gone up is that people especially baby boomers who used cannabis when they were young, but who stopped later for a variety of reasons no longer have connections to the cannabis black market versus in a state where it's legal, and they just google the location of the nearest cannabis dispensary. Damn Saagar maybe think a little bit more critically about this rather than parrot the same talking points that have been around since the 1930's. When Harry Anslinger invented them to fear monger about cannabis, so the government would have a reason to deport Mexicans. He's the reason why most people to this day still call cannabis marijuana.

    By calling it marijuana he wanted to give it a foreign sounding name as a way to get white people usually racist white people on board with making cannabis illegal. Also there have been government studies done like the La Guardia report all the way back in the 1940's, and other's since then which found all the reefer madness talking points to be false, or greatly exaggerated. I just read a recent study that showed people who use opiates to manage their chronic pain use less opiates overall than those chronic pain patients who don't.

  11. "Gun Violence linked to marijuana usage …" only exists because it is an illegal substance which is dominated by the black market, who use violence regularly to enforce their own economic gains. The same gun violence was rampant relative to alcohol markets during prohibition.

    Saagar, I am very disappointed in this apparent lack of logical correlation.

  12. Pretty shocked Saagar hold this view on a progressive news show. He said we need to study it more before its legalized? This is a right wing talking point. You cant study it BECAUSE its illegal. Researchers have to jump so many hoops all because its a scehdule 1 controlled substance. If it was legal, if anyone could get it with no hurdles to hop over you would see way more research published because more researchers can obtain it. And really? "Condemned to legalization"? So its better that we have this product with no oversight sold on the street to anyone who knows who to talk to (its not hard to get a plug) and the product could be spiked with other drugs and grown with harmful pesticides and easily sold to youth. Regulations exist to make things safe. Leaving this the same endangers the public more than it protects them for it. This was absolutely pathetic.

  13. Marijuana related murder? Dude wtf are you talking about. I'd love to see the mental gymnastics used to get to that conclusion. We're they murders related to marijuana in non legal states connected to the cartel/gangs?

  14. Studies have actually show that teen use doesn't rise with marijuana decriminalization. Also it's widely known that any substance can harm a pregnancy and mother's shouldn't use anything while pregnant. Where does this guy get his information?

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