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Legalize it? Joe Biden tries to clear air on marijuana stance


Added 11-18-19 08:18:02pm EST - “Presidential hopeful Joe Biden tried to clarify his position on the legalization of marijuana Monday ?" after he was quoted calling weed a "gateway drug." The Democratic candidate tweete?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “Legalize it? Joe Biden tries to clear air on marijuana stance”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden tried to clarify his position on the legalization of marijuana Monday — after he was quoted calling weed a “gateway drug.”

The Democratic candidate tweeted out what he called “the facts” of his position on whether to legalize the drug, which a number of states have done in both medical and recreational forms.

“There is a lot of talk out there on where I stand when it comes to our marijuana laws,” he wrote. “Here are the facts.”

Among Biden’s policy proposals were that recreational use of marijuana should be “decriminalized” and all prior convictions related to the act should be “expunged.”

But while Biden wants to legalize medical marijuana, he stopped short of proposing a change to laws on the federal level.

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