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Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) hit back at Joe Biden after the former vice president said he wouldn’t legalize marijuana on a federal level if elected president due to concerns that it could be a “gateway drug,” leading to the use of harder, more addictive substances.
While speaking at town hall in Las Vegas over the weekend, Biden defended his reasoning for not supporting the legalization of marijuana on a federal level, arguing that more research needs to be done over its potential adverse affects.
The article goes on to state the following:
“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 Saturday, according to Business Insider. “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.”
“It is not,” Jayapal tweeted. “Prohibition is a gateway to racist policing practices and mass incarceration, though,” she added.