USA presidential candidate Harris says she tried pot - and inhaled

12 February, 2019, 12:33 | Author: Wade Massey
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"'We need to recognize when we're being played", Harris said.

The subject came up when Harris, the daughter of Indian and Jamaican immigrants, was asked by the hosts about rumors she opposes marijuana legalization. In an interview on the syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club, Harris responded to a question about her commitment to legalization by replying, "Half my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me?"

"I have and and I did inhale" - Kamala Harris says with a laugh when asked if she's smoked pot.

"It was a long time ago but yes". I just broke news!' Harris said through a cascade of laughter. "Listen, I think it gives a lot of people joy and we need more joy in this world", she said.

Perhaps this isn't much of a watershed moment on marijuana, though. "Are you kidding me?" she joked. Q: I know. HARRIS: And look, I joke about it - half-joking - half my family's from Jamaica.

Last month, Harris officially kicked off her 2020 presidential campaign from her hometown Oakland. And we need more joy'. "Today, I'm announcing my support for @CoryBooker's Marijuana Justice Act", she tweeted in May of previous year. "We've got to do it", she said later in the interview. "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".

The California Democrat is running for president in 2020 and is widely considered a front-runner for the party's nomination. Cory Booker (D-New Jersey) and Sen.

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"Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the smart thing to do and it's the right thing to do. Today, I'm announcing my support for @CoryBooker's Marijuana Justice Act", she tweeted in May 2018.

Harris is a supporter of a bill - introduced by Sen. Also expected to join the race is Vermont Senator and former presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of MA, who formally announced her candidacy on Saturday, has pushed for modernizing federal marijuana laws. After all, if one really wants to make a case for full and national legalization, he or she would have to testify to its benign impacts on current use, not just that there's no effects 30 years after smoking a blunt.

In an interview with KCRA-TV that year, she was asked to respond to her opponent's stance on the issue.

Harris has drawn ire in the past for being slow to attach her name to cannabis reform bills and her opposition to California's 2010 Proposition 19, which would have legalized cannabis in the state.

Harris, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, needled Barr, who said he does not support the current approach by the federal government allowing states to determine their own cannabis laws, despite federal law prohibiting its recreational use.

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