In a recent interview with BuzzFeed News, California Attorney General Kamala Harris disclosed that she’s “not opposed” to legalization in California. In fact, she sees a “certain inevitability about it.”
Harris also argued that states shohuld have a system ready for regulating the drug if they are going to consider legalization:
“It would be easier for me to say, ‘Let’s legalize it, let’s move on,’ and everybody would be happy. I believe that would be irresponsible of me as the top cop. The detail of these things matters. For example, what’s going on right now in Colorado is they’re figuring out you gotta have a very specific system for the edibles. Marueen Dowd famously did her piece on that…. There are real issues for law enforcement, [such as] how you will measure someone being under the influence in terms of impairment to drive.”
Harris, who is often considered one of the Democratic Party’s likely prospects for higher office in California, believes that future legalization programs should take efforts in Colorado and Washington into consideration before attempting a similar experiment.
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