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Bernie Sanders endorses California marijuana initiative

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On May 18, 2016, a supporter of Bernie Sanders responds to criticism of the candidate following a raucous Nevada convention.
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On May 18, 2016, a supporter of Bernie Sanders responds to criticism of the candidate following a raucous Nevada convention.

Bernie Sanders, who said last week that he had not yet studied a California measure to legalize marijuana for recreational use, on Wednesday endorsed the initiative.

“I do not live in California,” the Vermont senator told supporters at a rally here. “But if I lived in California, I would vote ‘yes’ to legalize marijuana.”

The insurgent presidential candidate, who supports the decriminalization of marijuana by the federal government, is campaigning in California ahead of the state’s June 7 primary. He has said he will push on through the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July, despite nearly insurmountable odds.

The Democratic frontrunner, Hillary Clinton, announced Wednesday that she will return to California to campaign next week.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders promises to continue his campaign through the final primaries. Sanders held a rally for Sacramento supporters at Bonney Field on Monday, May 9, 2016.

A fan at a Bernie Sanders rally in Stockton on May 10, 2016, said he'll vote for a third party candidate in November if Hillary Clinton clinches the Democratic presidential nomination.

Hear presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' comments on the high price of campaign advertising on California TV, legalized recreational marijuana, Gov. Jerry Brown, and his plans for the Democratic National Convention. He was interviewed on May 9,

Nurses rally for Bernie Sanders at the state Capitol in Sacramento on May 11, 2016.

David Siders: 916-321-1215, @davidsiders

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