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Another flip-flop? Joe Biden clarifies that no one should be in jail for marijuana use


Added 11-18-19 08:30:03pm EST - “Joe Biden is getting the "OK boomer" treatment after The Hill reported he won't legalize marijuana.” - Twitchy.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Twitchy.com: “Another flip-flop? Joe Biden clarifies that no one should be in jail for marijuana use”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Pretty much all of the Democratic candidates are for legalizing marijuana. But what about old Uncle Joe Biden? The Hill reported Sunday that Biden had told attendees at a town hall in Las Vegas Saturday that “whether the U.S. should legalize cannabis on a federal level is still up for debate as far as he is concerned.”

Biden says he won't legalize marijuana because it may be a "gateway drug" https://t.co/bdUQK3GOw4 pic.twitter.com/MSNbkhfXJV

“The truth of the matter is, there’s not nearly been enough evidence that has been acquired as to whether or not it is a gateway drug,” Biden said, according to Business Insider. “It’s a debate, and I want a lot more before I legalize it nationally. I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it.”

Biden, as he has throughout his time on the campaign trail, said he supports medical marijuana and insisted possession of the substance “should not be a crime.”

But he also said Saturday that he thinks the decision to legalize marijuana should be left up to individual states.

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