By David Smiley
On the national holiday dedicated to all things marijuana, Donna Shalala joined the 420 party, declaring that if elected to Congress she’ll work to decriminalize cannabis and change federal laws that classify the drug as a narcotic without medicinal value.
“Decriminalizing marijuana shouldn’t just be a policy priority — but a moral imperative,” Shalala tweeted Friday, April 20.
It wasn’t a controversial stance to take for Shalala, who’s running in the Democratic primary to replace Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen in Congress. At a time when Florida is overseeing a government-sanctioned cannabis marketplace that just topped 100,000 users, not supporting the rescheduling of cannabis might be more newsworthy.
And that’s where Shalala stood not so long ago.
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