Biden’s Marijuana Decriminalization Plan Is ‘Not Enough,’ Cory Booker Says In New Documentary

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President-elect Joe Biden’s plan to decriminalize marijuana is “not enough,” Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) says in a new BET documentary being released on Wednesday. In a clip shared exclusively with Marijuana Moment, the senator said he was “surprised” that Biden “would be against the legalization of marijuana” as the Democratic party’s standard bearer. The documentary replays a clip of a November 2019 debate in which Booker, then a competitor for the nomination, called out the former vice president’s comments opposing legalization by saying, “I thought you might’ve been high when you said it.” Then, in a sit-down interview with the BET crew, Booker recounts, “I was hoping—in a joking way, because I have a lot of respect for him, so I was trying to be kind and lead with levity as they say—call out that this is a destructive reality that we live in. Decriminalization is not enough.” The documentary—“Smoke: Marijuana + Black America”—also features interviews with Vice president-elect Kamala Harris, Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker (D), Illinois State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, rapper B. Real of Cypress Hill, singer Ty Dolla $ign, former NBA player Al Harrington and former NFL player Ricky Williams. The film’s executive producer is rapper Nas, who also appears on screen. “Marijuana in our country is already legal for privileged people, and the war on drugs has been a war on black and brown people,” Booker said in the 2019 debate clip shown in the movie. “There are people in Congress right now that admit to smoking marijuana while there are people—our kids—are in jail right now for those drug crimes.” Sen. Booker on fmr. VP Biden's recent comments on the legalization of marijuana: "I thought you might have been high when you said it" #DemDebate pic.twitter.com/dQf55njB66 — MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 21, 2019…

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