In 2020 when the Democratic party nominated Joe Biden for president, the party had him sign onto the platform calling for decriminalizing and rescheduling marijuana through executive action. Included in this platform were the plans for legalization of medical marijuana and expunging the convictions of those who have been kidnapped and caged over this plant.
“Democrats believe no one should be in prison solely because they use drugs,” the platform stated. “Democrats will decriminalize marijuana use and reschedule it through executive action on the federal level.”
Biden himself also said he was going to “reschedule cannabis as a Schedule II drug so researchers can study its positive and negative impacts.”
At the time, TFTP predicted that none of this would happen and that Biden would not keep these promises. We were right.
Last month, some folks in the media started asking the Biden administration why the president hadn’t moved forward with marijuana reform. Their answer? Biden is too busy saving the country.
In an interview with The San Francisco Chronicle, police state advocate and champion of the drug war, who is also the Vice President, Kamala Harris said “we haven’t yet taken that on” despite the campaign promises to do so.
“Honestly, right now, we’ve been focused on getting people food, helping them stay in their apartments or in their homes, getting kids back to school, getting shots into arms,” she said. “That has been all-consuming.”
No one can argue that people are suffering right now and so this excuse almost sounds believable but in true hypocritical and outright laughable fashion, the Biden administration showed us that the “too busy” claim was an outright lie. Last week, while seemingly taking a break from saving starving children, Biden’s FDA announced their plan to ban menthol cigarettes.