Joe Biden: No Proof Marijuana Isn’t Gateway Drug

Business Insider reports:

Former Vice President and 2020 Democratic hopeful Joe Biden doubled down on his reserved stance over legalizing marijuana and said his questions over its status as a gateway drug hold him back from supporting legalization.

Biden was speaking at a Las Vegas town hall when he claimed that “there’s not nearly been enough evidence” to confirm if marijuana isn’t a gateway drug, which he would need before legalizing it nationwide.

“The truth of the matter is, there’s not nearly been enough evidence that has been acquired as to whether or not it is a gateway drug,” Biden said. “It’s a debate, and I want a lot more before I legalize it nationally. I want to make sure we know a lot more about the science behind it.”