Monday, February 11, 2019

Kamala Harris on marijuana

Sen. Kamala Harris admits that she's smoked marijuana, and calls for legalizing the drug.

A presidential candidate admitting to marijuana use is nothing new. That happened in the 2004, 2008, and 2016 races.

But in the past, candidates have often been quick to add that it was a mistake (for instance, click the "2008" link on Obama). 

I've never seen any presidential candidate other than Kamala Harris make this kind of argument for legalizing marijuana:
I think that it gives a lot of people joy, and we need more joy.

(Official Senate photo from the public domain.)