Gavin Newsom Changes His Mind, Now Supports Marijuana Legalization

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“Late to the party” was a term not typically applied to Gavin Newsom during his eight years as San Francisco mayor. This was the man who catapulted himself to national acclaim by jumping the gun on gay marriage, after all. He's the same “idea mayor” who created the carbon fund and snagged a million followers on Twitter, among other snazzy feats.

Gavin's on the ball yet again, he happily told The New York Times this week. In a story that ran Thursday, Newsom announced that he's all for marijuana legalization. “These laws [prohibiting cannabis] just don't make sense anymore,” he said. “It's time for politicians to come out of the closet on this.”

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