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One Cheer for Kamala’s Cannabis Candor: New at Reason

The presidential contender is a johnny-come-lately on legalization, but she is right about the importance of fun.

YouTubeYouTubeHow much credit should a politician get in 2019 for admitting that she smoked pot in college? Not much, says Jacob Sullum, especially if she only recently came around to the view that people should not be arrested for doing what she did.

But Kamala Harris did say something noteworthy when she was asked about marijuana during a radio interview on Monday, Sullum says: She acknowledged the importance of fun, a point that should be made more often in discussions of drug policy.


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