NYC Congresswoman wants to decriminalize psychedelics

In the video, AOC said "policy" needs to make sure "working families across the country are no longer criminalized, and that we're not treating marijuana and other drug issues as criminal justice issues. But that we're treating them as public health issues."

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This public stance is aligned with her endorsement Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, who recently released his own plan for the decriminalization marijuana. Both Sanders and AOC believe the war on drugs has been a failure that's led to the mass incarceration non-violent fenders, that has unjustly impacted communities color.

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