Skip to main content
  1. News
  2. Politics
  3. Republican

The "new" Gov. Jerry Brown hedging on legalizing marijuana

See also

Old-time liberal, California Gov. Jerry Brown isn’t sure” he’s for legalizing pot in his state. He feels that many users in the country “could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned.”

Really? Jerry Brown said that?

The governor worries that if pot smoking gains more legitimacy, it could have negative effects on the state and nation.

Jerry Brown?

It’s a fact that Californians voted to legalize medical marijuana in 1996. However, Brown, the consummate politician in his third term as governor and working on a fourth, said he is watching Colorado and Washington handle their new laws that go a step further by regulating the growth and sale of taxed pot at state-licensed stores.

The governor’s reaction? “The world is dangerous and competitive, so people need to stay alert.
We are talking about the former “Governor Moonbeam” (1977-1985) nd escort of Linda Ronstadt?

Brown made his comments last Sunday to an amazed commentator and political panel in a wide-ranging interview on NBC's "Meet the Press." The now 76-year-old lifelong politician also discussed California's drought problems, climate change and his future political career.

That’s Governor Jerry Brown?

* If you have enjoyed this column, may I suggest you scroll down this page and press the SUBSCRIBE box? It's FREE. Thank you for your patronage.

** Send your comments to: dwight.schwab@gmail.com

Advertisement

News

  • Jar-Jar is more popular than Congress
    A new poll shows Jar-Jar Binks is more popular than Congress
    Video
    Video
  • Missing girl found
    After 9 months of being missing, Abigail Hernandez is back with her family
    US News
  • Tree destroyed by beetles
    A tree meant to honor Beatle George Harrison has been destroyed by beetles
    Top News
  • Mystery flags on bridge
    Mysterious white flags have replaced the American ones on the Brooklyn Bridge
    New York
  • Weird Al album debut
    Weird Al's new album has officially debuted at no. 1
    Music
  • Broncos owner resigns
    Broncos owner Pat Bowlen has resigned due to Alzheimer's
    Sports