AOC tweets in favor of legalizing pot -- day after skeptical Biden says he wants more data
Added 11-18-19 05:29:02am EST - “Former vice president and current 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden continued to separate himself from his fellow party hopefuls regarding legalizing marijuana nationwide, telling a town hall questioner Saturday night…” - Foxnews.com
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Joe Biden drew snickers at a debate in September when he started talking about radios and record players. But fellow Democrats seem to be hinting his stand againt legalizing marijuana may be outdated too.
The latest pushback came Sunday night, when Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., tweeted that “Marijuana should be legalized, and drug consumption should be decriminalized. These are matters of public health.”
AOC's Twitter post -- which mirrored the pro-pot stands of Sen. Bernie Sanders, whom she supports for president, as well as Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker and others running for the party's 2020 nomination -- came a day after Biden told a town hall audience in Las Vegas that he still hasn’t seen enough evidence that marijuana is not a gateway drug, so he can't yet back legalizing weed.
"It's a debate, and I want a lot more [data] before I legalize it nationally," Biden said, according to Business Insider. "I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it."
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