“California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger called on Tuesday for an open debate on legalizing and taxing marijuana. A recent Field Poll showed that 56 percent of Californians support taxing and regulating marijuana as a way to address the state’s fiscal crisis. Schwarzenegger was asked at a press conference if it was finally time to legalize marijuana.
“No, I think that it’s not time for that, but I think it’s time for a debate,” he said, according to a transcript provided by Schwarzenegger’s office. “And I think that we ought to study very carefully what other countries are doing that have legalized marijuana and other drugs, what affect it had on those countries, and are they happy with that decision.”
Well of course they’re happy with it. They’re probably smiling ear to ear, giggling, and eating doritos by the handful about it. Let’s be honest here. The proponents of marijuana legalization aren’t even doing it for legal matters, they’re more than likely just trying to facilitate the inevitable creation of Kirkland Signature Family 4 Packs of marijuana from Costco so they don’t have to re-up as often.