California is typically the state where most laws originate, then spreading to the rest of the country. Medical marijuana was made legal in 1996, and the rest of the states then followed. The legalization of marijuana use still has not been voted on yet. Several states have already passed it such as Colorado and Washington, and California is looking forward to legalizing it soon.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris, a rising star in the Democratic Party, is not opposed to the state legalizing pot. She stated that as “top cop” she must look at the issue from every perspective, including that of law enforcement and public safety.
She expressed the fact that California was in a good place, and by following the other states that have already legalized the marijuana, her state can observe how the details are worked out. With Colorado and Washington so close, Harris feels that it is inevitable for the vote to come to her state soon.
The Attorney General is a contender to replace Erik Holder, and to be a good prospect for holding higher Democratic offices in California. Today, she realizes that it would be irresponsible to simply vote it in to make everyone happy; there must be systems set in place to regulate such areas as driving under the influence. This is a concern that affects everyone, but it seems likely that this motion will pass eventually. You’ll be able to hold your glass of Stephen Williams’ Wine in one hand and your pot in the other.