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Joe Cunningham Advocates for Legalizing Marijuana at 4/20 Event

Gubernatorial Candidate Joe Cunningham on Wednesday voiced his support for legalizing marijuana while appearing at a 4/20 event.

Cunningham and Charleston Hemp Collective hosted an event at Holy City Brewery to raise awareness about what he believes are the merits of legalization.

Cunningham said that he believes legalization is what constituents want, but politicians aren’t listening. Although there are multiple bills under consideration, Cunningham said that he believes a pro-legalization governor is the key to getting those bills passed.

“No one is not using marijuana because it’s illegal right now,” Cunningham explained. He reasoned that if people are going to use it, the government might as well legalize it, tax it, and use the money to do things like fix roads and increase teacher salaries.