Marijuana gets laughs, even on the presidential campaign trail.
After a chuckle, things turned serious, and for good reason: Millions of Americans have gone to jail in the last decade for smoking small amounts of marijuana, most of them low-income minorities.
Sanders then turned to his signature issues of wealth inequality and campaign finance.
“This campaign is about trying to bring people together, young people and working people,” Sanders said. “To say, this is a radical idea, maybe the United States government should represent the middle class and working families rather than just the billionaire class.”
The next Democratic debate is scheduled for Nov. 6 at 8pm ET on MSNBC.
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