With her prosecutorial record under fire, Kamala Harris changes her tune on weed – ThinkProgress

With a presidential bid underway, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) is pivoting on weed, saying Monday morning that she supports legalizing marijuana and smoked weed in college.

Asked during an interview on morning radio show The Breakfast Club about whether she supports legalization, Harris said, “Look, I joke about it, half joking — half my family’s from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?”

As is customary for presidential candidates, Harris was also asked on Monday whether she’s ever smoked weed. She said she had, in college, adding, “I did inhale. It was a long time ago, but yes.”

“Listen,” she said, laughing, “I think [marijuana] gives a lot of people joy and we need more joy in the world.”