Yesterday The Libertarian Republic reported that Kamala Harris, California senator and candidate for president of the United States, announced on a radio show that she smoked marijuana in college while listening to Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur.
There’s just one problem with that. Harris graduated from Howard in 1986, and from the University of California’s law school in 1989, getting her start as Alameda County’s deputy district attorney in 1990.
Snoop Dogg didn’t get his start until 1992, and Tupac Shakur blew up off of the soundtrack for the 1991 film Nothing But Trouble.
Harris may be an advocate for legalizing marijuana today, but as an anti-pot prosecutor, she was enforcing the issue she now seeks to correct. With full benefit of the doubt, she could have been referencing the two legendary artists to pander for votes much in the way that Hillary Clinton became notorious for. Is anybody chillin’ in Cedar Rapids?
Anyway, if she was telling the truth and remembered her marijuana experience accurately, that could be a real problem. She could have been helping sending non-violent drug offenders to prison while lighting up to Snoop Doggy Dogg’s 1993 debut album “Doggystyle.”
Nobody should be held back from their future because of smoking marijuana. Not Kamala Harris, nor the marijuana offenders she prosecuted. However, blatant hypocrisy has been a headlining trait among politicians for far too long.