MASSACHUSETTS: Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says that he supports the decriminalization of marijuana, but says that he remains opposed to federal legalization, citing a series of myths about weed.
In an interview with a Boston radio station on Friday, Bush made a slight shift in his position on marijuana — previously, he had declined to voice support fordecriminalization — but also stated that marijuana was a gateway drug that leads people to seek more dangerous drugs, which studies show is untrue. The episode aired at 8 a.m. EST Friday, but the episode is not currently available online.
“It’s one thing to say we should have decriminalization of marijuana. I support that,” Bush told WBZ NewsRadio. But he went on to say that “marijuana is a gateway drug just as opiates are a gateway drug.”