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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:46 PM

California’s Lt. Gov. comes out in favor of legalizing marijuana

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/12/21/californias-lt-gov-comes-out-in-favor-of-legalizing-marijuana/

In a New York Times feature published Thursday, California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) came out in favor of fully legalizing marijuana and regulating the drug like alcohol, even though he opposed legalization in 2010.

“It’s shocking, from my perspective, the number of people that we all know who are recreational marijuana users,” the former San Francisco mayor told the Times. “These are incredibly upstanding citizens: Leaders in our community, and exceptional people. Increasingly, people are willing to share how they use it and not be ashamed of it.”

The story went on to describe how many Californians think of marijuana like a cocktail, and how many affluent professionals even offer it to guests at dinner parties as part of local custom.

It concludes with one final quote from the man widely expected to top the ticket of Democratic challengers to Gov. Jerry Brown in 2014: “These laws just don’t make sense anymore. It’s time for politicians to come out of the closet on this.”

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warrior1 Dec 2012 OP
Uncle Joe Dec 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #2
TeamPooka Dec 2012 #3
sadbear Dec 2012 #4
musiclawyer Dec 2012 #5
Merlot Dec 2012 #6
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Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:48 PM

1. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, warrior.

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Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:50 PM

2. Atta boy, Mr. Newsom!

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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:51 PM

3. k+r!

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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:52 PM

4. If Gavin hadn't shown so much poor judgment in his personal life,

I'd say he'd eventually be a good candidate for POTUS.

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Response to warrior1 (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:57 PM

5. Two things

1. Gavin officially wants to be governor. This is a smart move. His baggage is relatively small and pretty old now

2. He's right. Weed around here is like Merlot. Except exponentially more Californians use weed than Merlot on any given night.

And if you think people only smoke in hazy clouded rooms now you have no clue.

Palm sized vaporizers are overtaking combustion

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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:52 PM

6. He's not challenging Gov. Brown in 2014

Brown stated he was only running for one term. If he did decide to run for a second term, doubtful Newsom would challenge, or win.

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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:55 PM

7. Incredible. Common sense from a politician.

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