How Joe Biden Became The Biggest Barrier To Cannabis Legalization

This article by Louis O'Neill was originally published on The Green Fund, and appears here with permission.

Joe Biden went from being the pro-pot presidential candidate to being the biggest barrier to the legalization of weed.

While we maintained skepticism regarding Joe Biden's willingness to adult-use recreational cannabis, given his comments about cannabis being a gateway drug and his historic opposition to legalization, his statements about decriminalizing cannabis on a federal level gave hope to the broader cannabis industry that change would indeed come if he was elected.

Moreover, Kamala Harris had previously supported cannabis legalization and spoke favorably about her experiences smoking cannabis on a radio show.

While Vice President Harris subsequently walked her opinions back to align with Joe Biden's, by supporting decriminalization, she nonetheless clearly had a nominally positive opinion about legalization, (again, despite a history that …

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