Bill Maher Thinks Republicans Will ‘Steal’ Pot Legalization

Bill Maher Thinks Republicans Will ‘Steal’ Pot Legalization
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Time is ticking, and political commentators are starting to wonder about the president’s inaction on cannabis reform—an issue with high support among Democrats. And since Democrats are currently in control of the White House and Congress, it’s on them to push a bill to the finish line. During a June 3 “Overtime” segment on YouTube, the Real Time with Bill Maher host read an audience-submitted  question to his guest, former Attorney General Eric Holder, about why President Joe Biden hasn’t pushed for the federal legalization of pot. After all, decriminalization of cannabis at the federal level was one of President Biden’s promises on the election trail. Maher—who denies alignment with any party—said that dealing with the issue would be “dealing with reality,” and it would also bring political benefit. But if Democrats continue to fail to legalize cannabis at the federal level, Maher thinks Republicans will take up the slack. "Our drug policy needs to catch up with what the reality is." – former Attorney General @EricHolder on #RTOvertime Should @JoeBiden and @TheDemocrats legalize marijuana before Republicans steal the issue from them? pic.twitter.com/p8fLDI7vvm— Real Time with Bill Maher (@RealTimers) June 4, 2022https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js “Republicans are gonna steal the issue. I think eventually,” Maher told Holder. “I mean, someone like John Boehner works for a marijuana company now. I mean, it could be one of those freedom issues. And, of course, Republicans smoke lots of pot too.” “Not enough,” Holder said to instant laughter in the audience. “They need to mellow out just a little more.” Some Republicans have used cannabis as a freedom issue. Politico reported on leaders who are joining the fold, viewing cannabis “through the prism of states’ rights, personal freedom, job creation and tax revenue.” In a survey, conducted by Pew Research Center from April 5-11, 2021, the…

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