Sanders, who recently suffered a heart attack, was asked by a moderator about his health as part of a larger discussion about the age of a potential president.
The Vermont senator quickly tried to assure that he was in good health. Sen. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) interjected, noting that Sanders was in favor of medical marijuana use.
In response, Sanders joked that he was not on it tonight.
Heres the full exchange:
Im healthy, Im feeling great, Sanders said in response to the question about a presidents age.
Senator Sanders is in favor of medical marijuana, I want to make sure thats clear as well, Booker said.
Thats true. Im not on it tonight, Sanders said, smiling.
(Moderator tries to pivot from opioids/pot to Bernies health)
SANDERS: Im healthy, Im feeling great, but I would like to respond to that question.
BOOKER: Senator Sanders is in favor of medical marijuana, I want to make that clear.
SANDERS: Im not on it tonight. pic.twitter.com/BBlyMcDcfD
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) October 16, 2019
The response from Sanders drew applause and laughter from the audience at the debate.
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