Biden Campaign Urges Voters To Tout His Marijuana Decriminalization Pledge In Social Media Posts

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Joe Biden’s presidential campaign is leaning into his marijuana decriminalization promise, urging people to create social media posts about why they’re voting for him using a variety of pre-made templates, including one focusing on cannabis reform. “I’m voting to decriminalize marijuana use,” one of the 17 templates on the Biden-Harris campaign site says. People can upload a photo of themselves and have it merged into the frame that touts the policy pledge. In a bid to get out the vote on Election Day, the campaign seemed to select issues that poll best among young people. But consistent with Biden’s platform, they chose to go with simple “decriminalization” rather than full “legalization,” despite the fact that 81 percent of Americans aged 18-29 support the broader policy change according to a Gallup poll released last year. Via Biden For President. The former vice president has attempted to shed his image as the author of punitive anti-drug legislation during his time in the Senate, but he’s so far been unwilling to embrace legalization. Instead, he’s talked regularly about the need to remove criminal penalties for cannabis possession and expunge prior marijuana convictions. He’s also emphasized that nobody should go to jail for low-level…

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