Senator Elizabeth Warren, who’s been discussed as a potential running mate to Vice President Joe Biden should he choose to run for president next year, says that she’s “open” to the idea of legalizing cannabis, a major shift from her opinion in 2011 when she was running for Senate.
“I’m open to it,” Warran said in an interview with the Boston Globe. “I think we’ve learned more… A couple of states have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Frankly, I think we ought to be learning what we can from those states”.
In 2011, when running for U.S. Senate, Warren responded, “No,” when she was asked whether or not she supports legalizing cannabis. During the campaign, she even went as far as critizing her opponent for supporting legalization, saying that “He wants us armed and stoned.”
Warren is considered by many to be the most popular progressive in the United State Legislature. Many have called for her to run for president next year – including an entire campaign called Run Warren Run – though she has decided not to. She has yet to endorse a candidate.