Kamala Harris: Half my family is from Jamaica — yes, I inhaled
President Donald Trump says he’s never smoked pot in his life. One potential rival in the 2020 election makes no such claim.
On the contrary …
That’s how presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris, poking fun at Bill Clinton’s famously laughable denial, answered when WWPR’s host Charlamagne Tha God asked whether she’s ever smoked marijuana.
The broader conversation focused on Harris’s views on marijuana laws, in light of accusations that she has, in the past, opposed legalization efforts.
“Half my family’s from Jamaica, are you kidding me?” she said. Harris backed fellow 2020 candidate Sen. Cory Booker’s proposed decriminalization bill.
“I think that it gives a lot of people joy, [and] we need more joy,” Harris said, laughing.
Watch the interview:
As it stands now, recreational marijuana is legal in 10 states and Washington, D.C., with medicinal marijuana legal in 33 states.
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