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Sen. Booker Slams Candidates Who Brag About Marijuana Use

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Sen. Cory Booker (Julio Cortez/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 19 March 2019 03:09 PM

New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker criticized his fellow Democratic presidential candidates for joking around about their marijuana use, telling MSNBC’s "Hardball" that it is a very serious issue.

“We have presidential candidates - senators - bragging about their pot use while there are kids who can’t get a job because they have a nonviolent offense for doing things that two of the last three presidents did,” Booker said. 

He went on to describe how unjustly the law is enforced.

“There are more marijuana possession arrests in 2017 than all the violent crime arrests combined and you know who doesn’t get arrested for smoking marijuana…. the privileged can break laws and not worry about it… blacks are almost four times more likely to be convicted

Booker most likely was talking about California Sen. Kamala Harris and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who both indicated that they have experimented with marijuana, according to The Daily Caller.

Harris said last month that she smoked pot during her university days, telling The Breakfast Club “Look, I joke about it, half-joking, half of my family is from Jamaica,” she said, “Are you kidding me? And I did inhale.”

And Sanders, when discussing the issue, said “I nearly coughed my brains out, so it’s not my cup of tea.”

Booker said on a campaign stop in Iowa over the weekend that he favors legalizing marijuana and has a bill in the Senate to do just that, according to ABC News.

However, he emphasized, “do not talk to me about legalizing marijuana unless in the same breath you talk to me about expunging the records of the millions of people that are suffering with not being able to find a job.”

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New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker criticized his fellow Democratic presidential candidates for joking around about their marijuana use, telling MSNBC’s "Hardball" that it is a very serious issue.
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