Kamala Harris Questions Discriminatory Marijuana Prosecutions, But Ignores Her Past

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Kamala Harris used marijuana arrest records to demonstrate how policing can affect white and Black Americans differently. The issue, as potential Vice President Kamala Harris said in a recent CNN interview, is folded into criminal justice reform, which requires addressing following a year marked by civil unrest and protest. RELATED: Kamala Harris Will Help With Cannabis Reform (And That’s Good Enough For Me) Harris, however, did not address her own role in prosecuting marijuana offenses as California Attorney General. Since becoming a U.S. Senator, however, Harris has sponsored important cannabis legislation and advocated for its legalization. Although crime records show declines for low-level cannabis offenders after 2011, it is questionable what role Harris played in that.

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Kamala Harris used marijuana arrest records to demonstrate how policing can affect white and Black Americans differently.

Cannabis continues to be a buzzword from the Biden-Harris ticket, as the Democratic nomination attempts to appeal to marijuana-focused voters and distance itself from the Trump administration. The issue, as potential Vice President Kamala Harris said in a recent CNN interview, is folded into criminal justice reform, which requires addressing following a year marked by civil unrest and protest.

CNN’s Dana Bash asked Harris about comments made by Attorney General William Barr, who publicly rejected...

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