What role could Kamala Harris play in cannabis legalization as vice president?
In hindsight, Kamala Harris’ infamous 2019 radio interview with New York’s hit morning show, “The Breakfast Club,” told us everything. During the discussion she spoke of her belief that cannabis should be legalized, the need for better research on the plant’s impact on brain development, its undeniable medical efficacy, concern for cannabis-impaired drivers, and that illegal cannabis has incarcerated too many young men of color. This interview raised a few eyebrows when she admitted to have once smoked cannabis (“a long time ago”) which provided fodder for late night jokes. Others noted that she built a career using cannabis to put people in jail, and then joked about enjoying it herself. One thing is certain: Kamala Harris, shaped by growing up with a Jamaican/South Asian lineage and a career shaped by the law and order world of the plant, seems comfortable talking about cannabis. Now, she’s been tapped to be Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running mate in the 2020 presidential election, making history as the first Asian American and the first Black woman in American history to be a general election candidate for president or vice president. For many, she is the ideal running mate for Biden. But while many believe Harris is a smart and safe choice for Biden, others, particularly those in the criminal justice and cannabis communities, are conflicted. Some view Harris’ prosecutorial past as someone simply carrying out the duties of her job while navigating the complexities of being a woman of color in law enforcement…
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