10 Billion Rea$ons Why Politicians Are Interested In Marijuana

Only thing sweeter than good polling

Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom has a story he likes to tell every time he mentions marijuana, which, as of late, is fairly often.

As mayor of San Francisco, Newsom wasn't keen on legal weed and opposed Proposition 19. But after he became California lieutenant governor, he had an epiphany and became a born-again lover of legalization — yet couldn't get anyone in the media to care (until he went and told the New York Times, which put the story on the front page of the national edition).

Like all good yarns, it's mostly bullshit.

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