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May 18 - joe biden claims hes for weed decriminalization and not legalization


 


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 4 weeks ago '09        #1
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May 18 - joe biden claims hes for weed decriminalization and not legalization
 

 
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“Nobody should be in jail for smoking marijuana.” That’s what former US Vice President Joe Biden told voters in Nashua, New Hampshire on Tuesday. But Biden, one of more than 20 contenders for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination, said he does not support making cannabis legal. Instead, Biden favors decriminalization, not legalization

But the former VP and 2020 hopeful still thinks states should be able to make their own decisions when it comes to legalization, without federal interference. Biden also believes the federal government should support medical cannabis research and make it easier for people to expunge criminal records for some cannabis-related offenses.


As a Senator, Biden Helped Wage the War on Weed

On March 16, ahead of his officially announcing his candidacy for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination, Joe Biden said, “I have the most progressive record of anybody running for the nomination.”

But even a cursory look at Biden’s record reveals that’s not the case, especially when it comes to drug policy. As a Senator, Biden was a militant in the war on drugs. He helped passed bills that eliminated parole, authorized civil a*set forfeiture and imposed harsh mandatory minimums for drug possession. He introduced the racist sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine, helped pass dozens of new death penalties and directed massive amounts of public resources to building new prisons and arresting people to fill them.

Indeed, during his decades in the Senate, Biden bragged constantly about his central role in drug and criminal legal policies that devastated black communities. And even setting that record aside, Biden today still isn’t anywhere near the most progressive candidate when it comes to marijuana policy

Marijuana Legalization a Key Issue Among 2020 Democratic Contenders

The dividing line between decriminalizing marijuana and legalizing is splitting the field of 2020 Democratic candidates. And Joe Biden isn’t on the legalization side. But Sen. Bernie Sanders, Sen. Kamala Harris, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Cory Booker do support legalization, along with several other contenders. On the other side stands Biden, who along with Sen. Sherrod Brown and John Hickenlooper, favor support criminalization, not legalization.

In other words, among the Democratic field, legalization is winning out over decriminalization. But Biden isn’t hopping on board.

However, speaking before New Hampshire voters, Biden outlined what federal marijuana policy might look like under his administration. Biden “would allow states to continue to make their own choices regarding legalization and would seek to make it easier to conduct research on marijuana’s positive and negative health impacts by rescheduling it as a schedule 2 drug,” Biden campaign spokesperson Andrew Bates told CNN.

Furthermore, Biden doesn’t think anyone should be behind bars for simply consuming or possessing marijuana—at least not anymore. But Biden did not specify whether decriminalization would apply to private growers or those who sell or distribute marijuana.

Candidate Biden also supports automatically expunging prior criminal records for marijuana possession. Automatic expungement means those with criminal records for marijuana don’t need to file a petition and/or pay for a lawyer to clear their conviction
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136 comments for "May 18 - joe biden claims hes for weed decriminalization and not legalization"

 4 weeks ago '08        #2
cohs 9 heat pts
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If it’s not criminal on a federal level what’s the point in keeping it illegal?
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 4 weeks ago '10        #3
acegutta22 206 heat pts206
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 cohs said
If it’s not criminal on a federal level what’s the point in keeping it illegal?
Exactly getting paid by the pharmaceutical companies I don't know why he's in the lead but I think it has to do with the corporations that are broadcasting these polls
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 4 weeks ago '04        #4
bibbyboi 28 heat pts28
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 cohs said
If it’s not criminal on a federal level what’s the point in keeping it illegal?
It would still be illegal on the federal level but small amounts would just be a fine. No arrests or jailtime for possession.



At this point I hope people see that Biden is basically a republican. Not for medicare for all, still wants weed to be illegal, taking money from PAC's and corporations etc. fu*k this guy.

If you want a centrist, go for Kamala Harris. I want a progressive so I'm going with Bernie but at least Kamala Harris is an actual centrist democrat and not a damn republican.

If Biden is the democrat in the general election, he's going to lose to Trump in the exact same way that Hilary did.
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 4 weeks ago '17        #5
CJ Schwarz 70 heat pts70
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To give him some credit, you can't run on the premise of legalizing weed. It is not a smart political move.
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 4 weeks ago '17        #6
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 acegutta22 said
Exactly getting paid by the pharmaceutical companies I don't know why he's in the lead but I think it has to do with the corporations that are broadcasting these polls
nah they want it legal, they have enough money to buy every farm and corner the market.

The DEA is the only entity that wants it illegal, thats billions of their budget and a*set forfeiture proceeds they miss out on.

Pharma would look to use extracts and isolates for new drugs for people that cant or dont want to smoke
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 4 weeks ago '06        #7
Skateboard T 53 heat pts53
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The DC method is fine, but the Cali/Denver method is way better.

This would essentially implement the DC method I imagine.
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 4 weeks ago '18        #8
Kim Jong Un 17 heat pts17
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 Skateboard T said
The DC method is fine, but the Cali/Denver method is way better.

This would essentially implement the DC method I imagine.


fu*k up idiot, its already over if this corporate pedo is all dems got.
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 4 weeks ago '06        #9
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 Kim Jong Un said
fu*k up idiot, its already over if this corporate pedo is all dems got.
I don't care what you think.

 4 weeks ago '18        #10
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 Skateboard T said
I don't care what you think.

No one cares what you care about. These are simply the facts.

 4 weeks ago '12        #11
TrillSwag 3 heat pts
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fu*k Joe Biden. He’s only saying this because he knows how popular marijuana is. We need a real progressive candidate. Elizabeth warren I hope gains traction.
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 4 weeks ago '06        #12
Skateboard T 53 heat pts53
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 Kim Jong Un said
No one cares what you care about. These are simply the facts.
ok.
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 4 weeks ago '07        #13
In Disguise 139 heat pts139
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Dude just lost the election.
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 4 weeks ago '18        #14
niruggg 63 heat pts63
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and we could check you off the list, 3 down 99 to go
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 4 weeks ago '18        #15
niruggg 63 heat pts63
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 TrillSwag said
fu*k Joe Biden. He’s only saying this because he knows how popular marijuana is. We need a real progressive candidate. Elizabeth warren I hope gains traction.

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 4 weeks ago '08        #16
cohs 9 heat pts
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 Skateboard T said
The DC method is fine, but the Cali/Denver method is way better.

This would essentially implement the DC method I imagine.
You can’t run a business legally like that.
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 4 weeks ago '09        #17
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 niruggg said

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and we could check you off the list, 3 down 99 to go

bandwagon politicians will pimp out any issue in a very desperate attempt to prolong their decades long career in the dc smog smh. jon boner and the rest of them only care about pimping out the game for money
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 4 weeks ago '06        #18
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Dog get Biden the fu*k outta here.
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 4 weeks ago '06        #19
Skateboard T 53 heat pts53
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 cohs said
You can’t run a business legally like that.
Yeah it’s a pseudo-business at best.

 4 weeks ago '08        #20
M 3 heat pts
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I really dislike this guy
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 4 weeks ago '10        #21
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joe biden is from the whitest most racist part of penn, dude is a closet racist if your a minority run from him. we are better off with trump
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 4 weeks ago '05        #22
cluckaluck 252 heat pts252
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Yang Gang or Big don for the W
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 4 weeks ago '07        #23
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Yall n*ggas are stupid, Biden is the best candidate we have to win this election over Trump. Remember, we NEED to win every swing state, voters in Penn/Michigan/Florida are not going to swing over if we have Bernie/Kamala or Warren as the nominee. Trust me, I dont agree with all his policies and views but we cannot afford another 4 years of Trump. We need a white male as the Democratic nominee, Bernie is viewed as a socialist/communist by many in those states, and Kamala cant even hold down the minority vote. Warren will lose by a huge margin bc ppl in those states A. Dont want a women as President and B. They feel she will take their precious guns away from them. Yall can slap away but im speaking the cold hard truth.
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 4 weeks ago '16        #24
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 acegutta22 said
Exactly getting paid by the pharmaceutical companies I don't know why he's in the lead but I think it has to do with the corporations that are broadcasting these polls
He has 100% name ID unlike most candidates. A lot of people don't pay attention until the first debates.
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 4 weeks ago '17        #25
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 TrillSwag said
fu*k Joe Biden. He’s only saying this because he knows how popular marijuana is. We need a real progressive candidate. Elizabeth warren I hope gains traction.
That Bernie/Warren ticket
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