Where Presidential Candidate Beto O’Rourke Stands On Marijuana

Beto O’Rourke might not have defeated Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in his 2018 bid for the U.S. Senate, but he’s hoping to leverage the momentum he built in that race to seize the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.

The former congressman officially announced that he was running on Thursday, and so far it seems that marijuana reform will be a main feature of his campaign. O’Rourke has been a critic of the war on drugs for much of his political career, going back to his tenure on the El Paso City Council, and he’s spoken about the issue earlier and more often than many of his Democratic opponents.

His legislative track record earned him a “B+” grade from NORML in its 2016 congressional scorecard and the organization endorsed his 2018 Senate campaign.

Just hours into his campaign, O’Rourke spoke about cannabis reform at a coffee shop in Iowa, signaling

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