Joe Biden Realizes Anti-Marijuana Stance Is Politically Toxic, Now Supports Decriminalization

By Brendan Bures.

Well it only took a month of criticisms for Joe Biden to change his tune on cannabis reform. The presidential nominee announced this week that he supports marijuana decriminalization, but he wouldn’t go so far as to support legalization at a federal level. The former vice president believes the question of legalization should be left to the states.

Biden first signaled his evolution in cannabis reform during a house party in New Hampshire Tuesday. It was there he told voters, “Nobody should be in jail for smoking marijuana.”

Those comments were further expanded in a statement Biden’s spokesman released to news media Thursday.

“As he said [Tuesday], Vice President Biden does not believe anyone should be in jail simply …

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