Gavin Newson, sitting Lieutenant Governor of California dropped into Huffington Post to discuss his new book Citizenville: Howe to take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government, when the conversation turned to the legalization of marijuana, the Lieutenant Governor had this to say,
“I am sick and tired of politicians saying one thing in private and saying another in public, It’s time to tax and regulate [marijuana]. The consequences of this war on drugs is an abject failure; it has disproportionately hurt the African American and Latino communities. It’s time for politicians…to do the damn right thing on this.”
With regard to the Obama’s administrations position on the subject, vowing to enforce federation laws even in states where the people have voted to legalize marijuana Newsom added,
“It’s disappointing,” the former San Francisco mayor said to host Josh Zepps of the Obama administration’s renewed crackdown on California’s medical cannabis operations. “The fact that we’re having raids, the likes of which wouldn’t have even happened in the Bush administration, has been frustrating.”
We like him… check out the video below as well as the video of his appearance on Real Time With Bill Maher where Snoop Lion [Snoop Dog} was also a guest where there too, they expressed the same sentiment. Where do you stand, should marijuana be legalized nationally? Speak out!
Also check out Newsom breaking down the why we still need a “Voting Rights Acts”