Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Uncategorized

Bernie and Bloomberg Battle Over Whose Weed Plan Is the Dankest

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has apparently changed his chronically punitive stance on marijuana since last year. “The first thing we should do is not make this a criminal thing if you have a small amount,” Bloomberg said at Tuesday night’s…

Bernie and Bloomberg Battle Over Whose Weed Plan Is the Dankest

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here.

Former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has apparently changed his chronically punitive stance on marijuana since last year.

“The first thing we should do is not make this a criminal thing if you have a small amount,” Bloomberg said at Tuesday night’s debate in South Carolina. “For dealers, yes, but for the average person, no, and we should expunge the records of those who got caught in it before.”

During the debate, Bloomberg also said he wouldn’t “take it away from states that have already done it,” but stressed that we should go “very slowly” and that the “evidence so far is worrisome” about the long-term effects of marijuana.

“Until we know the science, it’s just nonsensical to push ahead,” he said. “But the cat’s out of the bag.”

But just last year, Bloomberg said legalization is “perhaps the stupidest thing anyone has ever done.”

And just this week, Bloomberg came under fire for a 2019 video in which he mocked the family of a father and his son, who died from heroin overdoses at the same party, as “not a good family,” and criticized “hellbent” efforts to legalize weed.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Page 1 of 2
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Copyright © 2020 Tribune Media LLC