Kamala Harris is going all in for the stoner vote by floating the idea of legal pot nationwide. Then AOC amended the Green New Deal to include free munchies. In the past, Harris opposed the legalization of pot.
But, then again, she wasn’t running for president at the time. Beto O’Rourke now has decided that Harris is his second choice for president, right behind himself. He figures if he is going to lose, he might as well get something out of it.
“It’s time we legalize marijuana at the federal level and restore justice to our communities. Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs. We must reverse this trend.”
Yeah, and bank robbers have been disproportionately affected by laws against stealing.
It’s time we legalize marijuana at the federal level and restore justice to our communities. Communities of color have been disproportionately impacted by the War on Drugs. We must reverse this trend.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) April 20, 2019
Q: They say you oppose legalizing weed.
KAMALA HARRIS: That’s not true.
Q: I know.
HARRIS: And look, I joke about it — half-joking — half my family’s from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?
Q: Have you ever smoked?
HARRIS: I have. pic.twitter.com/dABtHKPGUG
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) February 11, 2019
The current U.S. senator from California has changed her stated view on the issue over the past decade, according to CNN, which reported that in 2010 she opposed legalization. At the time she was serving as San Francisco district attorney. She went on to take the office of California attorney general in 2011 and was elected to the Senate in 2016.
Her new book cited in the CNN report states that she now supports a position similar to some other 2020 Democrat presidential contenders. According to the report, she says in the book that she backs legalization of the drug and clearing convictions for non-violent offenses associated with marijuana. “We need to expunge nonviolent marijuana-related offenses from the records of the millions of people who have been arrested and incarcerated so they can get on with their lives,” she is quoted as saying in her book.