Joe Biden Mistakenly Says He Would ‘Legalize’ Marijuana Before Correcting Himself

Joe Biden Mistakenly Says He Would ‘Legalize’ Marijuana Before Correcting Himself

Former Vice President Joe Biden mistakenly said that he would “legalize” marijuana during a new interview, quickly correcting himself to clarify that he would simply decriminalize possession of cannabis. It’s at least the second time in recent weeks that the candidate has appeared to voice support for a legalization policy his campaign says he does not actually endorse. “There is evidence that we have to do some more study on impact on mental acuity,” the 2020 Democratic presidential candidate said in the interview released on Saturday by KMOV-TV in St. Louis, Missouri. “I would legalize—I would decriminalize and I would provide for the ability of the researchers to get in and make sure we got it right this time.” Biden gave a similarly awkward response to a question about his marijuana stance last month, telling the Marijuana Policy Project’s Don Murphy during a conversation ahead of the New Hampshire primary that “it is at the point where it has to be basically legalized” before going on to insist that further research be done before he would commit to actually enacting the policy change. On top of respecting states’ rights to implement their own cannabis policies, Biden said in the new interview with the Missouri TV station that he’d “instruct my departments not to enforce the federal law” in states that have enacted legalization. “It should be changed to a Schedule II drug. We should move in a direction to make sure it’s not a criminal offense, it’s a civil offense,”…

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