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Bernie Sanders Proposes Taking Marijuana Off The Government’s ‘Most Dangerous’ Substances List

Samantha Lachman Staff Reporter, The Huffington Post

WASHINGTON — Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, called on Wednesday for marijuana to be removed from the federal government’s list of the “most dangerous” substances.

The United States has five categories for drugs and drug ingredients under the Controlled Substances Act. Schedule I is

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58% of Americans Now Favor Making Marijuana Legal

PRINCETON, N.J. — A majority of Americans continue to say marijuana use should be legal in the United States, with 58% holding that view, tying the high point in Gallup’s 46-year trend.

Original story by Jeffrey M. Jones, from Gallup

Trend: Do you think the use of marijuana should be made legal, or not?

Americans’ support for legal marijuana has steadily grown over time. When Gallup first asked the question, in 1969, 12% of

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Since Colorado Legalized Marijuana, Highway Fatalities are Way Down

by Walter Einenkel

One of the boogiemen of legalizing a previously banned substance is that fear that our streets will become populated by drug-addled drivers, plowing into family station wagons and school buses. Opponents to legalizing marijuana point to studies that show increases in drivers testing positive for marijuana while driving. Proponents of ending the prohibition on marijuana point to similar studies showing that these people testing positive for marijuana are usually

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America’s 50 Most Influential Marijuana Users

On Wednesday, one of America’s largest marijuana advocacy groups — the Marijuana Policy Project — released a list of who it thinks are the top 50 American individuals who have used cannabis. It identifies people who have achieved high-levels of success and influence, and uses factors like “power to influence cultural and social attitudes, political clout, individual wealth, and personal media profile” to choose who takes the cake.

To qualify for MPP’s list, individuals must (1)

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