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Presidential Candidate Supports National Marijuana Legalization

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By Michelle L. Price, Associated Press

(AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke drew parallels between Las Vegas and his hometown of El Paso, Texas, on Saturday night as he praised the role immigrants play in the U.S. and called for legalizing marijuana, as Nevada has done, in his first visit to the state.

The Texan said he supports legalizing marijuana across the country and expunging the records of those with marijuana convictions.

O’Rourke described driving past the many legal dispensaries that have popped up in Las Vegas upon his arrival in town Saturday afternoon and asked: “Why are we still arresting and jailing people for that substance in other states?”

Chase Stevens/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP

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