Lieutenant Governor of California Gavin Newsom (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The acting Governor of California, Gavin Newsom, calls for decriminalizing marijuana in his speech at the California Democratic Convention in Sacramento on April 13.
Newsom is a strong supporter of legalizing gay marriage and has this to say about legalizing marijuana:
It’s time to decriminalize, tax, and regulate marijuana… In 2011 alone in this country, three quarters of a million people in the United States were arrested for marijuana law violations, 87% of them for simple possession. And listen to me closely on this — African-American children are ten times more likely to get arrested for drug crimes than their white counterparts even though white children are more likely to abuse drugs.
A Silicon Valley tech nerd, entrepreneur, and cannabis fanatic. James also enjoys reading and studying philosophy and is intrigued by the long history of cannabis and its uses. You can find him on his patio with iPad in hand and sativa-hybrid in the vape.