Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ed Marksberry said he believes it’s time the United States legalize and tax marijuana.

The move is part of what Marksberry is calling a “new era” of thinking. He said that relates to not only marijuana, but to same sex marriage, health insurance and coal.

“The dynamics have changed. People are figuring it out,” Marksberry said. “If you were born in 1950 or before you can’t act like it’s 1950 or before. It’s 2013. It’s time.”