Kamala Harris Reveals She’s Inhaled: Marijuana ‘Gives a Lot of People Joy…We Need More Joy’


Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) said, on Monday, that she has tried marijuana.

Appearing on The Breakfast Club syndicated radio show, the California senator was asked by host Charlamagne Tha God to clarify her stance on legalizing the drug.

“They say you oppose legalizing weed,” Charlamagne said.

“That’s not true,” Harris said. “And look, I joke about it, half-joke about it. Half my family’s from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?”

Charlamagne then asked Harris if she’s tried it.

“I have. And I inhaled,” she said — an apparent reference to former President Bill Clinton‘s famous admission in 1992.

Harris went on to say that she smoked a joint “a long time ago.”

“I think that it gives a lot of people joy,” the senator said. “And we need more joy.”

Watch above, via The Breakfast Club.

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