Steven Greenhut Says Anti-Pot Rhetoric Out of Step With California Voters



As the state Republican Party searched for new ways to reach California's young and independent-oriented electorate during its weekend convention outside of San Francisco, its main lieutenant governor candidate has chosen to run on an increasingly unpopular issue: opposing the decriminalization of marijuana. This is going to be an uphill and counterproductive battle given public support for pot and the state's fiscal reality, writes Steven Greenhut.