Presidential candidate and former vice president Joe Biden has firmly said that he doesn’t support federal marijuana legalization. Biden still believes that marijuana is a “gateway drug,” even though this stereotypical myth has been disproven.
His outdated views have been slammed by many, including Senator Cory Booker, Yahoo reported.
Biden said, “It’s a debate. Before I legalize it nationally, I want to know a lot more about the science behind it.”
Fortunately, Biden does support states’ rights when it comes to medical and recreational legalization.
Most of the other Democratic candidates support national marijuana legalization. Biden is losing votes from millions of younger, pro-marijuana Americans because of his antiquated stance on the issue.
“Nationally, I’m not prepared to push for legalization,” Biden said. “I need more data to make that judgment.”