Buzzkill: Mayor Villaraigosa Not Sold on Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Use
They might have been doing some serious puff-puff-passing in Seattle this week following the start of legalized recreational marijuana use in Washington state, but Angelenos who toke for non-medical reasons are still breaking federal law. And L.A.'s soon-to-be-exiting mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, says he's not ready to get behind legalizing pot in California.
Villaraigosa expressed while appearing on HuffPost Live that he's on the fence when it comes to supporting the legalization of recreational marijuana use in the state. "I'm not there yet," said Villaraigosa. "I could be." The Mayor said he'd want there to be certain protections in place should pot smoking be legal, like laws about "driving under the influence."
However, since it's not an issue up for a vote or legislation right now, Villaraigosa easily brushed off the necessity of his thoughts on the matter: "But it's not before us, so I don't need to opine at this point."
You can watch the video clip here, and also see what else HuffPost Live chatted about with Mayor V.