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So says San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.

So full steam ahead toward legalization, right? Not really .

"End this war on drugs. Now, that is an attack ad by any politician, what I just said, they would be desperate to find that tape of what I just said," Newsom said.

The mayor insisted, however, that he wasn't calling for the legalization of all drugs - just a recognition that the current approach isn't working.

"I'm not saying (legalization). I'm saying get real about it," he explained.