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.READ MORE: Motorcycle Collides With Sheriff's Patrol Car On Interstate 105
“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.”READ MORE: Meeting Held To Help Curb Rising Violent Crime In Melrose Corridor
Villaraigosa is reportedly considering a run for governor in 2018.MORE NEWS: FDA Authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 Booster Shots For Seniors And Others At High Risk
Proposition 64 is among 17 statewide initiatives on the November 8 ballot.