‘I did inhale’: Kamala Harris admits she smoked weed in college

  • ‘I did inhale’: Kamala Harris admits she smoked weed in college

‘I did inhale’: Kamala Harris admits she smoked weed in college

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said, on Monday, that she has tried marijuana.

Asked whether she would smoke again, if it was legal, Harris said: "I think that it gives a lot of people joy and we need more joy". Harris, who said she smoked a "long time ago", didn't answer, but she did use the language of Marie Kondo to endorse weed. "I just broke loose".

Harris's admission came after she was asked her about her stance on the legalization of marijuana.

Republicans are divided, with 45% in favor of legalizing marijuana and 51% opposed.

"That's not true. Look, I joke about it, I have joked about it". "Half my family is from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?" she said with a chuckle. She found a friendly questioner in Charlamagne tha God, and they talked at length about the kind of attacks she's been facing over her record as a former prosecutor in San Francisco and the state's attorney general.

"They are trying to do what has been happening over the last two years - which is powerful voices trying to sow hate and division - and so we need to recognize when we're being played", Harris continued.

But Harris said "we need to research the impact of weed on a developing brain" and said measuring how marijuana impairs people who are driving needs to be addressed. "You know, that part of the brain that develops judgment, actually begins its growth at age 18 through age 24".

Booker past year introduced a bill to the Senate to legalize marijuana at the federal level and gained support from other likely 2020 rivals, including Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders.

"Right now in this country people are being arrested, being prosecuted, and end up spending time in jail or prison all due to their use of a drug that otherwise should be considered legal", she said in a press release.

Passing a "Medicare for all" bill in the House and Senate seems like a steep climb, but 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker's (D-N.J.) proposed legislation to decriminalize the drug. "Today, I'm announcing my support for @CoryBooker's Marijuana Justice Act", she tweeted in May 2018.

Harris supports a bill - introduced Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who's seriously mulling making a second straight run for the White House.

Harris wasn't always so high on pot legalization.

Recreational pot is legal in 10 states and Washington, DC, while a total of 33 states have legalized the drug for medicinal use. Polls have shown that calling for full legalization at the federal level is a winning issue with voters.

About six-in-ten Americans (62%) say the use of marijuana should be legalized, reflecting a steady increase over the past decade, according to a new Pew Research Center survey.