AOC Blasted Online After Calling US Cannabis Ban 'Instrument of Racist and Colonial Policy'
"The criminalization and banning of cannabis is an instrument of racist and colonial policy. The IOC should reconsider its suspension of Ms. Richardson and any athletes penalized for cannabis use", Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
There may be nothing wrong inherently with smoking weed, but it's in the rules of banned drugs for the race.— don't see anyone spamming psy fancams (@hakunamatattayo) July 2, 2021
As an athlete you must follow the rules of the competition and she didn't. It sucks but you can't just bend the rules.
But why would she use it if she knows it is banned by the IOC?— Kevin_kevv (@Kevin_kevv1) July 2, 2021
So she smoked weed. No big deal. Let her compete.— Evan (@daviddunn177) July 2, 2021
"colonial policy"? Stop trying so hard. You're already mostly right. Alienating people with woke doublespeak is not helping.— Strxwmxn 🌵🖐️ (@strxwmxn) July 2, 2021
So you’re implying only black people smoke weed? I like a lot of what you say but this doesn’t smell right to me.— Darroch (@AU_ghoti) July 2, 2021
First, it was a chemical IN the marijuana, according to the article you referenced. Second, the banning of marijuana by the IOC is for EVERY PERSON OF EVERY SKIN COLOR. She knew the rules, she broke them. It happens EVERY SINGLE olympics.— Steven Bostwick (@StevenBostwick7) July 2, 2021