Feeling the Bern!
No other Presidential candidate has been so bold. One Republican, Chris Christie, has even promised a federal crackdown on marijuana in states such as my own Oregon which have legalized it -- something a majority of Americans and even a majority of Republicans oppose. Hillary Clinton has said she wants more data from how legal marijuana is working out in such states before making federal changes. The time for such caution may be passing, though -- 58% of Americans (including majorities in several swing states) now favor legalization for recreational, not just medical, use. Let's hope that Bernie's step out ahead of the pack, coupled with the imminent victory of legalization in Canada, will inspire more of our leaders to actually lead on this issue.