"When I was in England", Clinton said during a 1992 interview, "I experimented with marijuana a time or two, and didn't like it". "I didn't like it".
"I have. And I inhaled - I did inhale".
Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) talked about her personal experience with smoking weed in college and seemingly backed the legalization of marijuana during a Monday morning radio interview on the New York City-based syndicated radio show, "The Breakfast Club".
Harris later added: "I think it gives a lot of people joy, We need more joy in the world". "I did inhale", she responded.
"It was a long time ago", she said.
Harris told co-host "Charlemagne tha God" that she "broke loose" and smoked marijuana in college.
"Right now in this country people are being arrested, being prosecuted, and end up spending time in jail or prison all due to their use of a drug that otherwise should be considered legal", she said in a press release. "Half my family is from Jamaica, are you kidding me?" "Now, that being said - and this is not a "but, ' it is an 'and" - and we need to research, which is one of the reasons we need to legalize it". She added: "The other issue that we've got to address is how we're going to measure impairment when somebody has been smoking weed, in terms of driving". In addition, he lets her weigh in on some absurd claim out there that she's not really black and was raised in Canada. Members of the Silent Generation continue to be the least supportive of legalization (39%), but they have become more supportive in the past year.
"Spending two decades in courtrooms, Harris believes that drug selling harms communities", her campaign manager said in 2010.
Harris, who sits on the Senate Judiciary Committee, needled Barr, who said he does not support the current approach by the federal government allowing states to determine their own cannabis laws, despite federal law prohibiting its recreational use.
"They say you oppose legalizing weed", Charlamagne said.
In 2014 she actually laughed at a reporter in response to the very idea (pushed by her Republican opponent) of legalized recreational use. By January of 2018, Harris's public position began to change. "Your thoughts on that?" the station asks her.
And last month, Harris raised the issue with William Barr, the nominee for USA attorney general.
"Making marijuana legal at the federal level is the smart thing to do and it's the right thing to do". She also signed on as a co-sponsor of the Marijuana Justice Act, a bill to make marijuana legal at the federal level.
Booker previous year introduced a bill to the Senate to legalize marijuana at the federal level and gained support from other likely 2020 rivals, including Senators Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders. Likely candidate Bernie Sanders is also onboard.
The American people have been trending in favor of marijuana legalization.