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Bernie Sanders: "We are imprisoning or giving jail sentences to young people who are smoking marijuana."

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly False | Bernie Sanders says people are getting prison sentences for smoking marijuana

Marijuana came up a number of times during the first Democratic debate on Oct. 14, 2015 — in some cases when candidates were asked whether they had used the stuff, and at other times in the context of criminal justice policy. A reader asked us to check one claim by Sen. Bernie Sanders related to marijuana. Late in the debate, Sanders was asked whether he had a position on a proposal to legalize recreational marijuana in Nevada, the state where the debate was being held. If he were a Nevada resident, Sanders said, “I suspect I would vote yes. And …

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