Podcast host and comedian Joe Rogan recently criticized the Biden administration for not fulfilling its campaign promise to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level.
During an episode of "The Joe Rogan Experience," which featured Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Rogan cited Vice President Kamala Harris for lamenting Brittney Griner's jail sentence in Russia even though she has put “thousands” of people in jail for the same crime during her tenure as California state attorney general.
Harris' record on cannabis and law enforcement is often discussed among both left- and right-leaning observers, but rarely put into context. Read on to learn more.
Olympian and NBA champion Brittney Griner was found guilty on drug charges in Russia. Her defense centered on the fact that she is a registered medical marijuana patient in her home state, who packed in a hurry and accidentally brought medical cannabis to Russia.
After the verdict was read, President Joe Biden said that the nine-year sentence was “unacceptable.”
Harris tweeted the following post, “With today’s sentencing, Russia continues its wrongful detention of Brittney Griner. She should be released immediately. @POTUS and I, and our entire Administration, are working every day to reunite Brittney, as well as Paul Whelan, with loved ones who miss each of them dearly."