LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa said Monday he’s endorsing a ballot initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana in California.

Villaraigosa told the LA Times that he will join politicians including Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom in supporting Proposition 64.

“I took my time on this measure because I wanted to make sure it included protections for children and public safety,” Villaraigosa said in a statement to the Times. “In evaluating the measure in its entirety, I am convinced there are enough safeguards to make it a workable proposition.”

Villaraigosa is reportedly considering a run for governor in 2018.

Proposition 64 is among 17 statewide initiatives on the November 8 ballot.

Comments (2)
  1. Fred Rinaldi says:

    I see this aholes getting ready for his run as Governor

  2. steventexas says:

    I’ve served as an elected District Attorney in Conservative Texas. Every DA is on a limited budget. We have to make choices. I believe in strict punishment for violent offenders and burglars. I rarely gave probation. Unfortunately we had to deal with all these annoying pot cases. Even when pot users got probation the understaffed probation officers had to make sure they were in by 10PM – I’d rather they checked on sex offenders.

    In addition the Washington Post reports for 2015 Colorado gained 18,000 pot-related jobs and $2.4 billion in revenue. 2016 will be much better.

    http://www.freedomleaf.com/fewer-teens-marijuana/ Less teens use after legalization

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