“We ask governors and states to follow our example and pardon those convicted of marijuana possession.”
“Nobody should go to jail for a joint.” After the pardon granted by Joe Biden to the thousands of federal prisoners just for possession of marijuana, Kamala Harris gives another signal that seems to open to a federal decriminalization, on the model of what has now been done by dozens of American states, of the possession and use of marijuana .
“We ask governors and states to follow our example and pardon people convicted of marijuana possession”, said the vice president again speaking at ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’, confirming that pardon is a first step in decriminalization. soft drugs across the country. “Ultimately, as with many other things, if Congress took action we would have a uniform approach to the issue,” Harris concluded.
19 states, including Washington DC, have legalized marijuana, while 37 allow its therapeutic use. But cannabis continues to be federally illegal.
Tonight, @SethMeyers talks to @VP @KamalaHarris in her first in studio late night appearance since taking office. Here’s an early look at the interview, where the vice president discusses marijuana decriminalization. pic.twitter.com/xWkfWjX1QN
– Late Night with Seth Meyers (@LateNightSeth) October 11, 2022