It is refreshing but depressingly rare for a politician to speak out against the war on drugs. However, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom has done just that, saying that the war on drugs is an "abject failure" and that most politicians are secretly in favor of legalizing marijuana. Newsom has called for marijuana to be taxed and regulated.
From the Huffington Post:
California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom stopped by HuffPost Live Monday morning to discuss his new book Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government. And unsurprisingly, the conversation quickly turned to one of the Golden State's hottest issues: marijuana.
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