Jill Stein, physician, activist, and Green Party presidential candidate, formally announced her candidacy for the 2016 presidential nomination. It has also become known that the politician advocates the idea of cannabis legalization.
Let us recall that back in 2012, Jill Stein was running for President of the United States and got about 500 000 votes.
The Green Party places much emphasis on the nationwide cannabis legalization and includes it in the party’s platform, so, actually, it is no surprise that Jill Stein is a marijuana legalization devotee.
The issue of marijuana legalization has already made a lot of noise; however, Jill Stein is the only candidate who gets involved in the social and political problems connected with it. Moreover, the candidate took part in the discussion about removing marijuana from the list of Schedule I substances. According to Stein, cannabis is not as dangerous for personal and public health as alcohol and cigarettes.
Jill Stein is sure that the so-called “War on Drugs” did not do any good for the American society and thinks that nationwide marijuana legalization can end it. According to Jill Stein, the War on Drugs has already been lost because of the mindless and racist policy. Jill Stein says that the War on Drugs is especially relevant to the communities of color. Moreover, the politician is sure that it should be ended to solve such problems as prison overcrowding, police militarization, and the recently recorded increase in police shootings.
Jill Stein relies on Bernie Sanders' voters to support her this November. We hope that regardless of who wins the presidential elections, the issue of nationwide cannabis legalization will not be left out of the consideration.