Anti War on Drugs

Pro Weed Legalization

3 Aug 2020

EW.com

In an interview with EW

I’m happy, but it’s not over at all. If anything right now it’s in a worse place, because it’s completely legal for some people and completely illegal in other places for other people, and it’s almost at the most hypocritical point it’s ever been in in America right now. Like when the full-on war on drugs was happening, at least they were fully entrenched in their own bulls—, you know? But now there’s this acknowledgment that it’s not bad and it’s good business and that it reduces crime when it’s legal, but they still are putting a lot of not-white people in jail for it in a lot of states.

Anti War on Drugs

Pro Mandatory Rehabilitation

22 May 2020

YOUTUBE.com

In an interview with The Breakfast Club

No one should go to jail for a drug crime, period. […] You shouldn’t go to prison, you should go to mandatory rehabilitation. It costs less put people in a drug rehabilitation program than it does in jail.

Praises Obama

Anti War on Drugs

10 Dec 2015

BILLBOARD.com

In an interview with Billboard, when asked about the war on drugs and Barack Obama

I do want to speak about something specific, which just melted my heart. I thought it was so important when he went to prisons and spoke to people who got 20 and 30 and 40 and 50 years for drugs. There are women who are raped, people who are killed and [offenders] don’t even serve 20 years. I was blown away, watching the footage of him speaking to the prisoners. They never felt like anyone in the White House cared about them. I loved that he made them people again. [...] What it has become is not a war on drugs. It has become slavery. Or something crazier. When I see how many people are in jail, I feel like, “Wait a minute. Our government is aware of these statistics and thinks it’s OK?” The sentences are inhumane. I love the president for trying to be a voice for people who no other person has ever tried to be a voice for.

Anti War on Drugs

Black Lives Matter Supporter

8 Dec 2012

CBC.ca

In an episode of George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight Show

his whole thing of the, this “war on drugs,” and the mass incarcerations that have happened pretty much for the last 40 years has just decimated the black male population. It’s slavery, it is just, it’s just slavery through and through, and it’s just the same fear of the black male that existed back in the 1800s. And uh, you know there’s a reason – I mean, especially having even directed a movie about slavery, and you know the scenes that we have in the slave town, the slave auction town, where they’re moving back and forth. Well that looks like standing in the top tier of a prison system and watching the things go down. And between the private prisons and the public prisons, the way prisoners are traded back and forth. And literally all the reasons that they have for keeping this going are all the same reasons they had for keeping slavery going after the whole world had pretty much decided that it was immoral.