“Kamala Harris not opposed to legalizing marijuana”
At a meeting with the press Feb 18, 2015, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, the state’s top cop and Democratic front-runner in the race for a U.S. Senate seat next year, said that she has “no moral objection” to legalizing the recreational use of marijuana.
“It’s easy to stand up and make a grand gesture, but we really do have to work out the details,” said Harris, who told The Chronicle that she believes “it is an inevitability” that recreational use of marijuana will be legalized in the state.
The California AG stated that she has been “in constant communication with Washing and Oregon” to best assess the proper implementation route.
Now, before we start getting our hopes up too high just from her words, keep in mind that she is running for the highly coveted U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Barbara Boxer. This along with the fact that the majority of voters support legalization, it’s a wise political move. Some marijuana advocates have criticized her for her lack of leadership as California’s AG on the matter. We take her at her words and look forward to her support for legalization in the future.
It remains to be seen if legalization of marijuana is indeed an inevitability, but one thing is for sure, all of the political “support” for legalization is largely based on the shift in public opinion and the activist nature of marijuana advocates.