Last Night, Biden Said Drug Users Should Not Face Jail For Drug Use
Former Vice President Joe Biden said during Thursday night’s town hall that it was a mistake to support the 1994 law that imposed harsher punishments for drug possession and that he doesn’t believe people should face jail time for drug use.
The Independent reports:
“I don’t believe anyone should be going to drug courts for drug use,” the Democratic presidential candidate said during a town hall on ABC.
He has previously called his support for the legislation a “big mistake" during a January 2019 event before he announced his candidacy in the 2020 race.
The former vice president, who in the 1990s authored the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act while a US senator from Delaware, said people with records for marijuana possession should have their records cleared and that the US should instead build “rehab centres to have people housed."