Lt. Gov. Newsom to Chair Panel on Legalizing Marijuana in California

By: Friday October 18, 2013 8:35 am

On Thursday the ACLU of California announced that Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) would chair a panel to resolve the issues needed to legalize marijuana in California. Late last year Newsom publicly endorse marijuana legalization and earlier this year told the California Democratic Party that it should back the idea. The panel will include legal [...]

California Lt. Gov. Newsom Tells State Democratic Party It Is Time to Back Marijuana Legalization

By: Monday April 15, 2013 12:27 pm

California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom (D) dedicated a large segment of his speech at the state Democratic convention this weekend urging the party to support marijuana legalization. He called on his fellow politicians to come out of the closet and publicly support reform. (marijuana talk starts at 7:58) Newsom received a round of applause when [...]

California Lt. Gov. Endorses Marijuana Legalization

By: Sunday December 23, 2012 9:31 pm

Every time a prominent elected official speaks out in support of marijuana legalization it is important because it helps reduce the stigma and it makes it easier for other politicians to “come out of the closet” on this issue, but Newsom’s endorsement of legalization is especially significant because of his position.


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