Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) wouldn’t thoughts if an acting president also occurred to smoke pot.
Ocasio-Cortez told TMZ on Thursday that a president of the United States who recreationally smokes marijuana would be fine, arguing that “there’s actually no difference” amongst THC and alcohol.
“That’s fine with me. You are not hurting anyone, you know,” Ocasio-Cortez told TMZ, although walking by way of the Capitol. “There are a lot of individuals who drink. They’ll go out to satisfied hour, they’ll go out, have 1, two, 3 [drinks]. How is that distinctive?”
Her comments come at a time when a number of Democratic presidential candidates have vocally advocated for cannabis legalization. Each Kamala Harris and Cory Booker have addressed legalization as component of their platform due to the fact announcing their candidacies.
“We have to have to accept that there is nothing at all extra inherently damaging about marijuana than say legal substances, like alcohol or something else,” she added. “So, I’m glad that we’re moving towards a extra just position as a celebration and that we’re moving to legalize marijuana but not just legalize marijuana but to actually make up for the damages performed by the war on drugs and the individuals who have been unjustly incarcerated by the war on drugs.”
Watch AOC’s comprehensive interview in the video under.
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