The Veep. San Francisco ex-War on Drugs DA Harris. Pass that Joint to Kamala

Lee Heidhues 10.12.2022

Long before Progressive San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin was politically lynched by the MAGA crowd and replaced by the Law and Order ethically challenged political animal Brooke Jenkins……

There was Kamala Harris who now sits just a heartbeat away from the Presidency.

To say her views on Marijuana legalization, in a City where Weed was de facto legal decades before it became Legal, are backwards and antiquated is an understatement.  

As the SF Gate notes,  our one time District Attorney, who rode to office on a scorched earth campaign against Progressive DA Terence Hallinan….

Sound familiar (at least she was elected)….

VP Kamala is now spokesperson to carry out President Biden’s recent Order expunging several thousand marijuana possession convictions at the Federal level.

Pass that  Joint to Kamala.

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Pass that Joint to Kamala

Excerpted from SF Gate 10.12.2022

It seems Vice President Kamala Harris has been tapped by the Biden administration to be its standard-bearer on the issue of marijuana following the president’s executive order last week that pardoned all those convicted of simple possession under federal law, and that choice couldn’t make any less sense.

Imagine that you’re one of the nearly 2,000 people in San Francisco who was convicted of a marijuana charge under Harris. Maybe you’ve had trouble finding and keeping a job, or maybe you’re a student who was denied financial aid for college. Then, you turn on the TV to see Harris laughing alongside Seth Meyers and saying, “Nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed.” You probably want to be hearing from someone other than the “fun aunt” version of Harris on this issue.

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Will VP Harris now take the High road on marijuana?

Harris appeared on “Late Night with Seth Meyers” on Monday, where she said, “Nobody should have to go to jail for smoking weed.” It was the exact same line, delivered with the exact same cadence, that she gave when addressing a crowd at an abortion rights rally in Texas on Saturday. It’s clear that she’s been prepped with talking points — perhaps related to accusations that she has trouble articulating thoughts off-the-cuff — but putting the cringey I’m-a-hip-older-person vibe aside for a moment, it must be understood that she has very limited credibility on this issue.

Harris oversaw at least 1,956 marijuana convictions in San Francisco during her 8-year tenure as the district attorney, and a Mercury News analysis of those figures found that marijuana arrests under Harris led to a higher rate of conviction than did arrests made under her predecessor. Very few of those convictions actually resulted in jail time, but convictions can still impact a person’s life even if they aren’t incarcerated.


She actively fought a 2010 ballot measure that would have legalized recreational cannabis in the state, going so far as to author an opposing argument in the California voter guide. Then, when she was running for a second term as the state’s attorney general in 2014, she replied to a question about her opponent’s support for legalizing recreational marijuana use by saying, “He’s entitled to his opinion,” and then laughing.