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Response to Le Taz Hot (Reply #18)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 04:26 PM

34. He has to govern the whole state

If he'd taken a stand on legal pot before the elections, he might have threatened the passage of 30 (and perhaps, to a lesser extent Prop. 34, although he had a lower profile on that issue). It makes sense: he was saving all of his political capital to achieve that end. With that prop safely passed, and two other states voting for decriminalization of non-medical pot, he's now able to pivot to this other issue. IIRC, he used to go on KPFA (the Pacifica radio station) and KFOG (more mainstream radio) quite frequently and hold forth on decriminalization (before he ran for Governor in 2010).

"The big lock-up is about drugs. Here's the real scam. The drug war is one of the games to get more convictions and prisoners."
Jerry Brown on Crime Control, We the People Radio Network archives, October/November 1995.

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