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Gov. Jerry Brown talks marijuana legalization
Gov. Jerry Brown talks marijuana legalization

Gov. Jerry Brown addresses marijuana legalization, expresses worry over 'potheads'


Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Issue 09, Volume 18.
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California Gov. Jerry Brown expressed worry today about "potheads" running the nation, and said California should see how legalized marijuana affects other states before liberalizing pot laws here.

Brown was interviewed today on NBC's "Meet The Press," and host David Gregory asked him if it was a good idea to legalize marijuana in the Golden State.

"Well, we have medical marijuana," the governor said. "And that's very similar to what they have in Colorado and Washington. I'd like those two states to show us how it's going to work.

"The problem with anything (is), a certain amount is okay," he continued. "But there is a tendency to go to extremes."

"And all of a sudden, if there's advertising and legitimacy, how many people can get stoned and still have a great state or nation?" He asked. "The world's pretty dangerous, very competitive."

"I think we need to stay alert, if not 24 hours a day, more than some of the potheads might be able to put together," he said.

Gregory, a graduate of Birmingham High School in the San Fernando Valley, laughed and said "as a TV guy, I know a good sound bite when I've heard (one), and I think I've just heard one."


 

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Comment #1 | Sunday, Mar 2, 2014 at 7:21 pm
Mostly I do not agree with Moonbeam but with this I do agree. I think this whole Nation might end up being a bunch of pot head.....

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