Bernie Pledges To Help Minorities Start Businesses To Sell Marijuana
Socialist presidential candidate vows to help minorities sell drugs
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders faced more controversy following Tuesday night's presidential debate after he vowed to help minorities start businesses to sell drugs.
“And I’ll tell you what else we’re going to do, we’re going to provide help to the African-American, Latino, Native American community to start businesses to sell legal marijuana rather than let a few corporations control the legalized marijuana market,” Sanders said.
According to Grandview research: The global legal marijuana market size is expected to reach USD 73.6 billion by 2027, according to a new report published by Grand View Research, Inc.
It is anticipated to expand at a CAGR of 18.1% during the forecast period. The increasing legalization of cannabis for medical as well as adult-use is expected to promote growth.
On the basis of type, the medical segment held the leading revenue share of 71.0% in 2019, owing to the growing adoption of cannabis as a pharmaceutical product for treating severe medical conditions, such as cancer, arthritis, and Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease among other neurological conditions.
Moreover, increasing the need for pain management therapies along with the growing disease burden of chronic pain among elders is expected to boost the product demand.
Sanders is a self-described “democratic socialist," who has consistently advocated for economic class warfare.
The Democratic candidate has frequently supported anti-capitalistic policies and government regulation over the private economy.
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Sanders has also frequently mollycoddled communist dictatorships while being hostile toward America’s closest geopolitical allies.
Just days after Sanders praised Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s “massive literacy program," he doubled down by claiming Communist China took “more people out of extreme poverty than any country in history.”
During CNN's “60 Minutes” on Sunday, the socialist candidate argued it was unfair to say everything about socialist Cuba was bad.
“We’re very opposed to the authoritarian nature of Cuba, but, you know, it’s unfair to simply say everything is bad,” Sanders said.
“You know? When Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did?" Sanders asked.
"He had a massive literacy program. Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?”
Sanders faced a backlash from both left and right for his comments, including Democratic Florida Rep. Donna Shalala, who said he should "speak to some” of her Cuban constituents before defending "a murderous tyrant.”