Yesterday Bernie Sanders lost the primary in New York. I'd imagine Bernie Sanders supporters are a bit bummed out today, especially considering the stories that are coming out of New York about how the voting process occurred. I know I was personally disappointed in the outcome. With that being said, the election isn't over. In fact, there's still quite a few states left. With the way the Democratic side allocates delegates, it's tough to say if Bernie could catch Hillary, but I personally feel that it's still worth giving everything Bernie and his supporters have.
Bernie Sanders is the best candidate for President when it comes to marijuana policy, and it's not even close. While other candidates are either late to the party (and don't seem that sincere in my opinion), or have made conflicting statements in the past, Bernie has been true to social justice since day 1. He is the only candidate left to introduce pro-cannabis legislation into Congress. He is the only candidate left that is very vocal about the failures of cannabis prohibition. It's for those reasons that I am urging readers to donate $4.20 to the Sanders campaign today. He has supported you as a cannabis supporter, and if you are able, please support him in return. This effort is part of a campaign that I first saw on Facebook, the details of which are pasted below:
Donations must be made directly to the Sanders campaign: https://secure.berniesanders.com/page/contribute/contribute
"It is not acceptable that many young people have criminal records for smoking marijuana, while the CEOs of banks whose illegal behavior helped destroy our economy do not." -Bernie Sanders
Bernie has called for the federal decriminalization of marijuana and an end to the failed war on drugs, which has for many years disproportionately targeted minorities and low-income communities. No other presidential candidate has done the same.
So, we urge all cannabis reformers, activists, patients, enthusiasts entrepreneurs, advocates and professionals to donate $4.20 (or $42 or $420) to Bernie Sander's campaign on April 20th, 2016. Let's make this YUUUGE and send a message to the establishment that alone we're harmless bees but together we're a ferocious swarm that will not be silenced! Please join the event and invite your fellow cannabis supporters, friends and family. Go!
And don't forget to join Cannabis Reformers for Bernie: "Putting the grass in grassroots!"