Harris: Blacks Jailed For Pot ‘Were Ahead of the Curve’
Discussing marijuana policy Wednesday at the “She the People” presidential forum in Houston, candidate Sen. Kamala Harris said young black men who were arrested for selling pot should be first in line for legal pot jobs.
“[T]his is one of the fastest growing money-making industries in our country and the very young men who were trying to make money doing the same thing, but got criminalized and have now been branded felons for life are excluded from the economic opportunities that are now available because of this new industry.
“There have to be policies in place and look at the background and actually do the work of saying some of those young men should be first in line to get the jobs that are available,” Harris continued. “They were ahead of the curve.”