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Joe Rogan calls out Kamala Harris for advocating for Brittney Griner’s release while failing to take action on U.S. cannabis reform

Sep 6, 2022 | Media Partners, The GrowthOp

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‘They said that they were going to make marijuana federally legal. They said they were going to exonerate prisoners who were in jail for non-violent drug offences. None of that has happened’

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While efforts to return detained basketball star Brittney Griner to the U.S. remain underway, Joe Rogan has called out the “egregious hypocrisy” of Kamala Harris advocating for Griner’s return while also overseeing the sentencing of “thousands” U.S. citizens on non-violent cannabis charges.

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Griner, who has now been detained for over 200 days after attempting to enter Russia with vape cartridges containing cannabis oil in her luggage, was sentenced to nine years in a penal colony on drug smuggling and possession charges last month.

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Speaking on his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, Rogan had previously called Griner’s imprisonment “horrific,” adding that “no one should be in jail for weed.

Chatting with guest Aaron Rodgers, star quarterback of the Green Bay Packers and the reigning MVP of the National Football League, Rogan condemned the Vice President for calling for the release of Griner while also allowing the War on Drugs to carry on in the U.S.

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A 2019 Washington Free Beacon investigation found that between 2011 and 2016, when Harris was attorney general of California, 1,560 people were sent to state prisons for cannabis-related offences.

Rogan called out promises made by Harris and President Joe Biden on the campgian trail that have yet to be realized.

“They said that they were going to make marijuana federally legal. They said they were going to exonerate prisoners who were in jail for non-violent drug offences. None of that has happened,” he said, via the Daily Mail.

During a Vice-Presidential debate in October 2020, Harris vowed that a Biden-Harris administration would take action on cannabis reform.

“We will decriminalize marijuana and we will expunge the records of those who have been convicted of marijuana,” Harris said.

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The lack of action on the cannabis file prompted a group of senators to send a letter to President Biden in July, urging his administration to begin the process of marijuana reform.

“The administration’s failure to co-ordinate a timely review of its cannabis policy is harming thousands of Americans, slowing research and depriving Americans of their ability to use marijuana for medical or other purposes,” the letter states.

In her 2019 memoir, The Truths We Hold: An American Dream, Harris wrote that it’s past time to dismantle “the failed war on drugs — starting with legalizing marijuana.”

She added, though, that those steps must be taken “with eyes wide open, understanding that there is unfinished business when it comes to legalization.”

Responding to Griner’s sentencing last month, Harris called for her immediate release, adding that she, Biden and the entire administration are “working every day to reunite Brittney, as well as Paul Whelan, with loved ones who miss each of them dearly.”

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