Wavering Stances On Both Sides
Surely, we don’t have to tell you that politicians speak out of both sides of their mouths. They lie. They bend the truth for the sake of votes, which counts for both Donald Trump and Joe Biden. In the past, when asked about their viewpoints on marijuana, they often flip-flopped their answers. Here’s a recent example with Biden.
In a March 2020 interview, the former Vice President mistakenly said that he would “legalize” marijuana, quickly correcting himself to clarify that he would simply decriminalize possession of a certain amount. “There is evidence that we have to do some more study on the impact on mental acuity,” he added, “I would decriminalize and I would provide for the ability of the researchers to get in and make sure we got it right this time.”
As for Trump, we found similar mixed messages. Prior to his Presidency, he expressed support for medical marijuana as well as for allowing states to decide whether to legalize or not. But then everything changed. As President, Trump perpetuated the War on Drugs, a campaign that has imprisoned countless Americans on drug charges (including marijuana).