The Complete Guide to the Democratic Presidential Candidates’ Stance on Cannabis - Part 2

Julian Castro

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Who: Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro

Age:44

State: Texas

Stance: Pro Voter’s Decision,

Comments: Published a 2014 memo that required owners of federally assisted housing facilities to deny entry to medical marijuana patients.  Stated years later voters should decide the issue of medical marijuana.

Jay Inslee

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Who: Gov. Jay Inslee

Age: 68

State: Washington

Stance: Pro Recreational Legalization, Pro Cannabis-crime Expungement, Pro Federal Reform

Comments: “It’s time to legalize marijuana nationally.” Inslee voted pro-cannabis in the House of Representatives, legalized recreational cannabis in Washington, and supports expungement of past cannabis crimes.

John Delaney

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Who: Former Maryland Rep. John Delaney

Age: 55

State: Maryland

Stance: Pro Medical Marijuana, Pro Federal Reform

Comments: Co-sponsored seven pro-cannabis bills and voted to legalize hemp. Backed an amendment to allow U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical cannabis for veterans beginning in 2014.

John Hickenlooper

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Who: Former Gov. John Hickenlooper

Age: 67

State: Colorado

Stance: Pro Recreational Legalization, Pro Cannabis-crime Expungement, Pro Federal Reform

Comments: Hickenlooper legalized recreational cannabis in Colorado. He signed a bill that allows patients on probation or parole to use medical cannabis in 2017.

Andrew Yang

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Who: Businessman Andrew Yang

Age: 44

State: New York

Stance: Pro Recreational Legalization, Pro Cannabis-crime Expungement, Pro Federal Reform

Comments: Favors full legalization of marijuana. Yang favors pardoning those in jail for nonviolent marijuana-related crimes. He believes its a safer, promising medication for pain management.