“It’s one thing to say we should have decriminalization of marijuana. I support that,” Bush said in an interview on WBZ NewsRadio. This marks the first time the former Florida Governor has endorsed a move to end incarceration for cannabis.
Bush did note, however, that he still opposes full legalization, and foolishly still considers cannabis to be a gateway drug.
“Marijuana is a gateway drug just as opiates are a gateway drug,” Bush said. “Of course it is, every study shows that.”
Bush, of course, must not have seen the study published in July by the U.S. National Institute of Health, which found that “marijuana use within itself wasn’t a risk factor for use of other drugs”.