- Vice President Kamala Harris promoted marijuana legalization throughout an interview with Seth Meyers.
- Harris urged Congress to cross federal marijuana laws.
- On Thursday, President Joe Biden introduced he would pardon hundreds for federal possession of marijuana fees
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Vice President Kamala Harris continued to push for governors to pardon individuals for marijuana possession throughout her first late-night tv interview since turning into taking workplace.
Appearing on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Monday, Harris was requested by host Seth Meyers what is going to occur subsequent by way of marijuana coverage after President Joe Biden introduced final week he would pardon hundreds of people that have been convicted for possessing marijuana.
Harris advised Meyers the White House would proceed to induce governors to take motion, but additionally mentioned that Congress ought to act to create a “uniform method” on the drug.
“Ultimately, although, as with so many points, if Congress acts, then there’s a uniform method to this and so many different points, however Congress must act.,” Harris mentioned. “We are 29 days away from the midterms. Ask who you are voting for, the place they stand on this, and I encourage you to vote accordingly.”
—Late Night with Seth Meyers (@LateNightSeth) October 11, 2022
Biden, who has been scrutinized for his earlier stance on marijuana, didn’t decriminalize the drug however mentioned it made no sense to imprison individuals for a drug that is been legalized in lots of states. The pardons will take away boundaries to housing and employment for a lot of with federal felony information.
Harris additionally beforehand acquired scrutiny for overseeing 1,900 convictions for marijuana-related offenses because the district lawyer of San Francisco, in addition to her staunch anti-legalization views. However, Harris has since modified her tune, telling Meyers that “no person ought to must go to jail for smoking weed.”