The former Vice President underscored the need for more cannabis research, as anecdotal evidence suggests how marijuana impacts the brain.

Joe Biden joined The Breakfast Club radio program Friday, where the former Vice President discussed his agenda for black Americans as well as his drug policy. In an attempt to explain why marijuana should be decriminalized instead of legalized at the federal level, Biden replied, “I know a lot of weed smokers.”

The conversation started with Biden reprising his drug policy platform’s aim to undo the damages caused by the war on drugs, particularly for communities of color. Biden emphasized the need to eliminate jail time for drug possession crimes and provide mandatory rehab as an alternative solution.

“No one should be going to jail for drug crime. Period. Nobody. Nobody,” Biden said. “No matter what the crime, particularly marijuana which makes no sense for people to go to jail.”

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