Joe Biden Walks Back Marijuana 'Gateway Drug' Comment

Joe Biden Walks Back Marijuana 'Gateway Drug' Comment

About one week after former Vice President Joe Biden said he opposed legalization in part because marijuana might be a gateway drug, the Democratic presidential candidate is now saying research doesn’t support that position. In a call with reporters on Monday, the Nevada Independent’s Megan Messerly asked Biden whether he was wrong about suggesting that cannabis was a gateway to harder drugs at an earlier town hall event in Las Vegas. Biden denied that he made the claim, stating “I didn’t. I said some say pot was a gateway drug.” He added that he supports decriminalizing cannabis, expunging prior records, releasing those incarcerated for marijuana offenses and rescheduling the plant. Here's @JoeBiden's full answer to me on whether he was wrong to suggest pot might be a gateway drug at a recent Las Vegas town hall. "I don't think it is a gateway drug. There's no evidence I've seen that suggests that," he said. pic.twitter.com/DJzM7LutRy — Megan Messerly (@meganmesserly) November 25, 2019 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js “That has been my position and continues to be my position,” he said. “With regard to the total legalization of it, there are some in the medical community who say it needs to be made a Schedule…

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