Brown weary of potheads, opposes legalization
March 3, 2014
California Governor Jerry Brown, who recently declared that he would run for a fourth term as governor, stated Sunday that he opposes the legalization of marijuana. [Mercury News]
“The world’s pretty dangerous, very competitive,” Brown said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I think we need to stay alert, if not 24 hours a day, more than some of the pot heads might be able to put together.”
Brown said he is watching the states of Colorado and Washington, both of which legalized marijuana, to see how legalization affects states. People have a tendency to go to extremes, he said.
“All of a sudden, if there’s advertising and legitimacy, how many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation?” Brown said.
Californians voted to approve medical marijuana in 1996, but bids for outright legalization have since failed.