Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took a stand for legalizing marijuana but went a step further saying drug consumption, in general, should be decriminalized.
The New York Democrat issued a statement on social media just hours after former Vice President Joe Biden said he wanted to see more research proving pot isn’t a gateway drug.
Biden said he would not, as President, legalize marijuana on a federal level.
“The truth of the matter is, there’s not nearly been enough evidence that has been acquired as to whether or not it is a gateway drug,” Biden said. “It’s a debate, and I want a lot more before I legalize it nationally. I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it.”
Ocasio-Cortez responded shortly thereafter, and the woman who thinks the world is going to end in ten years due to global warming proved she had no interest in science or facts.
“Marijuana should be legalized, and drug consumption should be decriminalized,” she stated. “These are matters of public health.”
Marijuana should be legalized, and drug consumption should be decriminalized.
These are matters of public health.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 18, 2019
Wants Drug Felons to Receive Benefits
In a further exchange on Twitter, Ocasio-Cortez pushed a bill that would allow drug felons to receive public benefits such as food stamps.
“Drug felons are banned from accessing certain public benefits – like SNAP and TANF – for life, even after they’ve served their sentences. That’s a matter of public health as well cuz people gotta eat,” a public benefits lawyer wrote. “That ban should be repealed nationally.”
“You are correct!” responded AOC. “Luckily, I’ve introduced a bill that does just that.”
The resolution, introduced last week, currently has five Democrat co-sponsors, including fellow ‘Squad’ member, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
Fine With a Sitting President Smoking Weed
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ views on legalizing marijuana coincide with the man she has endorsed for President, Bernie Sanders. Sanders proclaimed that he would decriminalize marijuana through an executive order within the first 100 days of his presidency.
“It is time to admit the criminalization of marijuana was a disaster, especially for communities of color, and allow those most impacted to move forward with their lives,” he said. “Our job now is to legalize marijuana and vacate and expunge past marijuana convictions.”
Previously, Ocasio-Cortez went so far as to say she’s perfectly fine with a sitting President smoking dope.
“I don’t care. Yeah. I don’t care, it’s fine with me. You’re not hurting anybody, you know?” she said when asked about a person sitting in the Oval Office smoking weed.
“There are plenty of people who drink, they’ll go out to happy hour … how is that different from anything else?”
Should make for an interesting presidency when Sanders, who has vowed to have Ocasio-Cortez involved in his administration, perhaps even as a Cabinet member, gets that 3 am phone call during a crisis.
Choom gang lite will no doubt instill confidence in the people when they’re chowing down on Doritos and waving smoke out of their face in the basement of the White House.
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