Kamala Harris Weighs In With Her Views Towards Marijuana

Remigio Civitarese
Febbraio 11, 2019

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., said in a new interview that she supports the legalization of marijuana - admitting that she has used it herself, and unlike Bill Clinton, she inhaled.

Harris made her comments on "The Breakfast Club", the New York City-based nationally syndicated radio program hosted by DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne tha God. "I have had concerns, the full record, I have had concerns, which I think - first of all, let me just make this statement very clear, I believe we need to legalize marijuana", she said. It was a long time ago.

The subject came up when Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, was asked by the hosts about rumors she opposes marijuana legalization.

"Listen, I think [it] gives a lot of people joy", she added. And look, I joke about it - half-joking - half my family's from Jamaica. "When I was a kid, I inhaled frequently".

"They are trying to do what has been happening over the last two years - which is powerful voices trying to sow hate and division - and so we need to recognize when we're being played", Harris continued.

She has also called for more research into the drug's effect on the "developing brain" and for "investing in a solution" for law enforcement to determine the limits of driving while impaired by weed. "You know, that part of the brain that develops judgment actually begins its growth at age 18 through 24".

Her support for legalizing weed is in line with the position of a majority of the country. She endorsed the policy in her latest book, and being a former prosecutor, has seen the ways that the drug war has selectively destroyed people's lives and freedom over a substance that is no more unsafe than alcohol - often enforced in racially biased ways. "We have incarcerated so many - and particularly young men and young men of color - in a way that we have not for the same level of use (among) other young men".

Passing a "Medicare for all" bill in the House and Senate seems like a steep climb, but 2020 presidential candidate Sen.

"Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the smart thing to do and it's the right thing to do". Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who has launched a presidential exploratory committee, and Sen. Thirty-three states have legalized pot for medical use.

In an interview with KCRA-TV in August 2014, Harris is asked to respond to her opponent's stance on the issue.

Harris, laughing as she realized the attention that her admission might draw, said that she tried pot in college and noted that it was in the form of a joint.

Public opinion surveys suggest that calling for marijuana legalization is a winning issue with American voters.

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