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Beto O'Rourke calls for legalizing marijuana at first event since announcing 2020 candidacy

Mar 15, 2019 - The Washington Times

Beto O'Rourke called for federally legalizing marijuana Thursday morning shortly after formally announcing his plans to seek the presidency in 2020.

"We should end the federal prohibition on marijuana," Mr. O'Rourke said at an event in Keokuk, Iowa. "We can free ourselves from the distinction of being the country that imprisons more of its fellow citizens than any other country on the face of the planet, and guess what? By and large, they do not look like this room. They are browner and bl...