Biden Calls for ‘Mandatory Rehab’ Instead of Jail for Drug Crimes

During a campaign stop in Kenosha, Wisconsin last week, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said he supports “mandatory rehabilitation” for “anybody convicted of a drug crime.”

During the remarks – first reported by Marijuana Moment – the former vice president clarified that rehab would not be for crimes including “massive selling, but consumption.”

“Instead of building more prisons, as I’ve been proposing for some time, we build rehabilitation centers… They’ve got to go to mandatory rehab, but it’s not part of the record when they get out if they finish it.” – Biden during remarks in Kenosha, Sept. 3, 2020

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