Joe Biden Again Says No to Marijuana Legalization Without More Studies

Joe Biden Again Says No to Marijuana Legalization Without More Studies

Former Vice President Joe Biden reaffirmed that he’s opposed to legalizing marijuana without further studying its potential health risks. In an interview with The New York Times editorial board that was published on Friday, the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate was asked to explain his “more moderate approach” to cannabis policy when nearly all of his primary opponents, as well as the public, have embraced broad legalization. “Because I think science matters,” he said. “I mean one of the reasons I’m running against the guy I’m running against is science matters, not fiction.” He also said that he’s not arguing that marijuana is a gateway drug — something he did indicate might be the case last year, though he walked it back after facing pushback and being attacked for the statement on a debate stage. “What I’m arguing is there have been studies showing that it complicates other problems if you already have a problem with certain drugs,” Biden said. “So we should just study it and decriminalize it, but study it and find out. Get the medical community to come up with a final definitive answer as to whether or not it does cause it. If it does cause other…

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