Gov. Jerry Brown on Legalized Marijuana
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Gov. Jerry Brown on Legalized Marijuana
Posted by CN Staff on March 02, 2014 at 16:22:21 PT
By Jaime Fuller
Source: Washington Post
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) went on NBC's "Meet the Press" Sunday to discuss his plans to run for an unprecedented fourth term, as well as many of the policy problems his administration is facing in the state."Meet the Press" host David Gregory asked Brown about the possibility of legalized recreational marijuana use in California, which Gregory described as an unthinkable prospect 40 years ago. Brown responded that he was watching Colorado and Washington  the two states currently have legalized recreational marijuana use  and that California's medical marijuana policies were "very close" to what these states are doing. "I'd really like those two states to show us how it's going to work," he said.
He also expressed worry about the "tendency to go to extremes." After legalization, he said, "if there's advertising and legitimacy, how many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation? The world's pretty dangerous, very competitive. I think we need to stay alert, if not 24 hours a day, more than some of the potheads might be able to put together."A December 2013 Field Poll showed that a majority of Californians  55 percent  approves legalizing marijuana use for the first time since pollsters began tracking opinions on this issue in 1969. Several groups have been collecting signatures for three legalization ballot measures this year, although the competing efforts have made fundraising for a 2014 vote difficult.California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana use in 1996, when 56 percent of voters approved Proposition 216.Source: Washington Post (DC) Author:   Jaime FullerPublished: March 2, 2014Copyright: 2014 Washington Post CompanyContact: letters Website: URL:  -- Cannabis Archives 
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Comment #6 posted by Universer on March 04, 2014 at 20:25:33 PT
160, at last (unofficial) measure
Governor Brown, I am a pothead.I challenge you to an IQ test-off, every hour, on the hour, for 24 consecutive hours.How's that for competitive?We'll see who can keep it together.
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Comment #5 posted by Hope on March 04, 2014 at 10:47:08 PT
He totally lost me with that. With that remark, he totally qualifies for the list of hateful, dangerous degenerates we know as prohibitionists. It looks unprofessional, to say the least, to call so many of your constituents by insulting names. I have to hope he doesn't win any more elections because of it.
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Comment #4 posted by The GCW on March 03, 2014 at 20:50:47 PT
Yes. Be alert.
Jerry is correct,"we need to stay alert"a majority of Californians  55 percent  approves legalizing marijuana-0-An ALERT governor would know the people want to legalize the God-given plant already.
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Comment #3 posted by Swazi-X on March 03, 2014 at 13:27:38 PT
Potheads are not the problem - ignorance, stereotypes and cowardice are the problems. Especially from someone who's job it is to make intelligent decisions for a large number of people counting on him.The urge to protect the status-quo is strong in this one, Luke. Law enforcement, prison guard, prosecutor, drug rehab, probation and other prohibition-fueled jobs are not more important than our basic health, so please STFU with the lame stoner references and grow a pair and do the right thing for the 99% you've been elected to serve.At the very least make an effort to lose the '70s attitude and stop showing exactly how little you care about facts when challenged to step up in this area.We're not "stoners" Gov. Moonbeam - any more than you're the forward-thinking, progressive governor you were back in the day. You've turned out to be just another political hack who chooses ignorance instead of facts because the truth - like for most politicians - threatens the incomes of so many donors to your political life. We've turned out to be middle age tax paying citizens who've realized that cannabis can preserve our health in a vast number of ways inexpensively, safely and conveniently.You dishonor the great state of California. 
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Comment #2 posted by Oleg the Tumor on March 03, 2014 at 10:15:34 PT:
How (not persecuting) is Supposed to be Done.
"I'd really like those two states to show us how it's going to work," he said.How hard is NOT arresting/prosecuting people?If there is a problem, bear witness to it! 
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Comment #1 posted by runruff on March 02, 2014 at 17:04:19 PT
Written on my outhose wall
Moon Beam Jerry Brownto obtuse to be a rusejust another public clown
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