Kamala Harris Calls for Legalizing Pot Nationwide

It sure looks like Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) plans to run for President in 2020. And if her latest book is any indication, federal marijuana reform could be part of her agenda.

“We need to legalize marijuana and regulate it,” Harris writes in The Truths We Hold: An American Journey released Tuesday. “And we need to expunge nonviolent marijuana-related offenses from the records of millions of people who have been arrested and incarcerated so they can get on with their lives.”

She also writes that it’s time to “stop treating drug addiction like a public safety crisis instead of what it is: a public health crisis.”

Forbes points out that the former prosecutor wasn’t always so open-minded on legalization. She was not a supporter of Prop. 64 and repeatedly declined opportunities to support marijuana reform as attorney general of California.

Political ambition is a helluva drug.

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