Kamala Harris’ marijuana-record: How the California Democrat, have developed the views on the pot

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California Sen. Kamala Harris’ relationship with the pot over the years has grown.

Today, the year is bragged 2020 democratic presidential candidate, Smoking weed as a college student. Recently their glory days experienced in the popular New York City-based radio program “The Breakfast Club” and the hosts DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne tha God says that you are “inhaled” by a common “a long time ago.”

“I think there are a lot of people joy. And we need more joy in the world,” Harris added, challenge you used to listen to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur, though they do not publish their albums in Harris’ college years, while they allegedly got high.


While the majority of Democrats, the senator praised the down-to-earth comments, some pointed out, they were far removed from the statements of Harris a few years ago.

Here is a look at back at how some of your views have evolved over the years.

2018-19: time to dismantle ‘the failed war on drugs”

In her new book, “the truths We Hold: An American journey,” which was published in January, Harris calls for the legalization of weed.

“Something else, it is long since time that we can do, is the dismantling of the failed war on drugs, starting with the legalization of marijuana,” wrote Harris, according to Forbes.

“We need to legalize marijuana and to regulate it,” Harris continued in her book. “And we need to wipe out non-violent marijuana-related offenses from the records of millions of people were arrested and locked up, so that you can get on with your life.”

In an appearance on The “Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” the late-night host on the cover of Harris showed’ book, noting that they “looked very happy on the cover.”

“Yes, and it’s not because I smoke a joint or something, even though we legalized it,” she joked with Stephen Colbert.

In February, the host of “The Breakfast Club” asked Harris to clarify rumors that they are against marijuana legalization.

“That’s not true. Look, I’m joking about joking about it. Half of my family comes from Jamaica, are you kidding me.”

— Kamala Harris

“That’s not true. Look, I’m joking about joking about it. Half of my family comes from Jamaica, are you kidding me,” she said, laughing.

But Harris said: “we need research on the effects of weed on a developing brain,” said the measurement, such as marijuana also people affected that need to be addressed.

Harris also supports a bill in sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey introduced a rival to the democratic presidential nomination — the end of the Federal prohibition of marijuana.

“Make marijuana legal at the Federal level is the smart thing to do, and it’s the right thing to do. Today, I announce my support for @CoryBooker marijuana Justice Act,” she tweeted in may 2018.

“Right now in this country the people are arrested, prosecuted, and at the end of the spend time in jail or prison because of their use of a drug, which should be other than legal,” Harris said in a press release announcing its recommendation of Booker bill in may 2018. “Make marijuana legal at the Federal level is the smart thing to do, it’s the right thing to do. I know, as a former Prosecutor and I know it as a senator.”

2015: the Democratic State Convention plea

On 2015-Democratic State Convention, Harris said: “the time is Now to end the Federal prohibition of marijuana.”


“I’ll tell you what: standing up for the people also means a challenge to the policy of mass incarceration, through the recognition of the drug war was a mistake,” she said to a raging crowd, LA Weekly reported at the time.

Harris’ campaign, in a statement to the newspaper that in may 2015, stressed that Harris’ support for the legalization of medical marijuana.

“Harris” campaign wants to make it clear that the attorney General was on the record, to get the support of the rights of the patients, medical marijuana is legal in California for several years,” the statement to LA Weekly to read.

In another interview with The San Francisco Chronicle, Harris said that it was “inevitable” that the use of pot would soon State be legal in The Golden.

“It is easy, and made a large gesture, but we really have the details,” she said.

“But clearly … it is not a passive position,” said Harris, note they are “morally against” the legalization of pot. “I’m actually in constant communication with Washington and Oregon, what to do and to explore all options to ensure that we do this in a way uses the learn from your mistakes.”

But Harris has made it clear that she wanted to ensure the public remained safe, especially when it comes to “safe driving” and “if it’s children.”

2014: The famous laugh

In an August 2014 interview, a news reporter Harris asked the ran for re-election as the attorney General of the state of California on your opinion on your opponent ‘ s stance on the legalization of recreational marijuana.

“Your opponent, Ron Gold, has said he is for the legislation of marijuana as a party drug. Your thoughts on that?” a KCRA-TV reporter, you will be prompted to do so.

“Uh, I …, he is entitled to his opinion,” Harris laughed, though not their position on the heavily debated topic.

Republican strategist Colin Reed noted Harris’ most recent data would require set on the pot for more explanation, she meets the 2020 campaign trail.

“Harris will be forced to explain past positions that are anathema to the liberals, such as, for example laughter is the defense of the death penalty, to the idea of legalization of marijuana, and threatening parents with jail time for refusal to go to school,” Reed wrote in a Fox News opinion piece. “In politics, if you explain, you lose.”

2010: Against Prop 19

In 2010, Harris was among a handful of members — including then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger against Proposition 19, a measure to legalize recreational marijuana and allow it to be sold and taxed, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Then San Francisco district attorney Harris, called ” Proposition 19 “flawed public policy.”

“And two decades spent in courtrooms, Harris believes, to sell the drug harms communities. Harris does not support the legal use of medical marijuana, but supports anything beyond,” ” Harris campaign manager Brian Brokaw said previously, the Capitol Weekly.

Fox News’ Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report.

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