Since he can’t control the state legislature, Gov Arnold wants to change the subject. According the the SF Chronicle, Schwarzenegger thinks the time is right to talk about legalizing marijuana.
Are steroids next? (H/T LAO)
Schwarzenegger was cautious when answering a reporter’s question Tuesday about whether the state should regulate and tax the substance, saying it is not time to go that far.
But, he said: “I think it’s time for debate. I think all of those ideas of creating extra revenues – I’m always for an open debate on it.”
The governor said California should look to the experiences of other nations around the world in relaxing laws on marijuana.
Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, D-San Francisco, has introduced a bill to regulate marijuana like alcohol, with people over 21 years old allowed to grow, buy, sell and possess cannabis – all of which are barred by federal law.