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In an interview on New York City radio show The Breakfast Club, presidential hopeful Sen. Kamala Harris said she supports legalizing marijuana and that she smoked it "a long time ago" in college. She added "and I did inhale," referring to Bill Clinton's famous claim that he did not. "I think it gives a lot of people joy. And we need more joy in the world," said Sen. Harris, who announced her presidential run last month. When host Charlamagne tha God told her people think she opposes legalizing weed, she responded, "That’s not true," jokingly adding, "Half my family is from Jamaica. Are you kidding me?" Sen. Harris' mixed prosecutorial record has been under scrutiny since she announced her run, and she hasn't always been as supportive of marijuana legalization. In 2014, she was on the record laughing when asked whether she supports legalization — not opposition, but not exactly support. She also did not support California's cannabis legalization ballot measure, which was later approved. Like other mainstream Democrats in recent years, she has evolved on marijuana policy — which has earned her an A rating from NORML. In her new book, released last month, Sen. Harris wrote that she thinks it's time to legalize. "We need to legalize marijuana and regulate it," she wrote, emphasizing the fact that people of color are disproportionately arrested for marijuana use. "And we need to expunge nonviolent marijuana-related offenses from the records of millions of people who have been arrested and incarcerated so they can get on with their lives." Hear what #KamalaHarris thinks about legalizing marijuana 💬 pic.twitter.com/YGZlCAKUZ0— The Breakfast Club (@breakfastclubam) February 11, 2019 Last year, Sen. Harris supported fellow presidential candidate Sen. Cory Booker's bill to decriminalize the drug. "Right now in this country people are being arrested, being prosecuted, and end up spending time in jail or prison all because of their use of a drug that otherwise should be considered legal," she said then. Still, there's a steady stream of disinformation out there framing her as an anti-weed "cop." Over the past few days, a fake tweet attributed to Sen. Harris went around that read, "If I see marijuana you're going to jailiana." A fake Kamala Harris tweet that has been passed around with the youths. Another reminder that disinformation will play a huge role in 2020 (and every election going forward) https://t.co/Em90qYKQWh— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) February 10, 2019 Her 2020 campaign's national press secretary Ian Sams confirmed that the tweet was — obviously — fake, and urged people not to believe everything they read online. "We are not, and will not be, the only target," he tweeted. "Be smart about what you see online. Beware of virality as a measure of scrutiny. Bad actors abound in this space." This is important. We are not, and will not be, the only target. Be smart about what you see online. Beware of virality as a measure of scrutiny. Bad actors abound in this space. https://t.co/wJQWYLD9Xx— Ian Sams (@IanSams) February 10, 2019 According to a survey published by the Pew Research Center in January 2018, about 61% of Americans think marijuana should be legalized. Currently, 10 states and Washington, D.C., enjoy legalized recreational weed, while 33 have legalized medical marijuana. Last week, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden introduced S. 420, a bill to decriminalize marijuana federally and allow for it to be taxed and regulated. Sen. Harris is not the only 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to back legalization. In addition to Sen. Booker, Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders, and Elizabeth Warren have also supported legalization efforts. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here? Search For Missing Ohio Woman Amber Evans Enters Second Week Exclusive: Meet The Nominees For The 2019 Gabrielle Giffords Rising Star Award Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Faces Right-Wing Sexism Yet Again After Texas Official Calls Her A Bimbo