Democratic California Sen. Kamala Harris praised marijuana Monday as something that “gives more people joy,” and admitted to smoking the drug while in college.
“I have and I inhaled, I did inhale,” Harris told The Breakfast Club on Monday. “It was a long time ago, but yes. I just broke news.”
Harris went on to discuss her pot-smoking habits, claiming that she enjoyed smoking a joint in college while listening to Tupac and Snoop Dogg. However, Harris’s story came under scrutiny after several social media users pointed out that Harris graduated college in 1986, years before either Tupac or Snoop Dogg released their respective first albums. (RELATED: Kamala Harris Claims There Is ‘Racial Bias’ In Healthcare Delivery System)
Kamala Harris said she smoked weed while listening to Snoop & Tupac.
Kamala graduated from college in the 80’s.
Snoop & Tupac didn’t release their first albums til the 90’s.
This is basic rap history.
Journalists need to learn to coast
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— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) February 12, 2019
No to Harris / RT @joshieecs: Kamala Harris claims to have smoked pot in college while listening to Tupac and Snoop.
Tupac’s first album came out in 1991.
Snoop’s first album came out in 1993.
Kamala Harris graduated college in 1986.
— bluetexan1 (@bluetexan1) February 12, 2019
Tupac released his debut album “2Pacalypse Now” in 1991, while Snoop Dogg released his debut album “Doggystyle” in 1993. At the time, Harris was fresh out of law school (having graduated in 1989) and serving as the deputy district attorney in Alameda County, California.
Later Monday, Harris reiterated her support for the federal legalization of marijuana.
“Let me be clear: it’s time we legalized marijuana at the federal level,” Harris tweeted. “Marijuana laws are not applied or enforced in the same way for all Americans, many whose lives have been ruined by these regressive policies. We must change the system.”