Gavin Newsom Explains Why Lawmakers Shouldn’t Be Neutral On Marijuana Legalization – Cannabis News

California’s lieutenant governor fully supports legalizing recreational pot.

PHILADELPHIA ― Gavin Newsom is a little tired of being the only state official in California to fully endorse legalizing recreational marijuana.

Speaking with The Huffington Post at the Democratic National Convention on Thursday, the lieutenant governor said it’s time for others to take a stand on the issue, which will appear on California’s ballot this fall.

“What we’re doing to criminalize the drug is not working,” he said. “And the drug is ubiquitous. Every young person would say it’s easier to get marijuana than it is alcohol.”

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