"I smoked marijuana twice — didn't quite work for me." –Yahoo News interview with Katie Couric, June 2015
Just this week, Sanders said that while marijuana legalization is "not [his] thing," "it is the thing of a whole lot of people." The federal government, he said, could actually help clear the path for marijuana legalization in the states.
"What the federal government can do is say to the state of Colorado that if you choose to vote to legalize marijuana, we will allow you to do that without restrictions," he said, citing federal restrictions preventing banking for Colorado marijuana businesses. "So I think there are things that the federal government can do that would make it easier for states that want to go in that direction to be able to do so."
Sanders didn't go into detail about what the federal government might do, saying he'll have more to say down the line, but this marked his second mention of banking restrictions on the state.