"I've always viewed the legalization of marijuana as making the world a better place," Johnson told CBSN in an interview Wednesday.

When prompted about why he stopped using marijuana, Johnson, who was once CEO of the publicly traded Cannabis Sativa, a marijuana products company, said it's because he wants to be "knife sharp."

Johnson, who pushed for pot legalization in 1999 long before states began decriminalizing the substance on an ad hoc basis, said that medically, there was "not one documented death from marijuana" and that it can "directly compete" with legal prescription drugs.

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