Jan. 3, 2013 11:26
Gettin‘ Jimmy Wit It
President Obama may not support widespread cannabis legalization . . . but former President Jimmy Carter sure does! During a recent interview with Barbara Walters on 20/20, the 39th President of the United States said he approved making the plant legal. “I’m in favor of it. I think it’s OK,” Carter said. He went on to describing Colorado and Washington, the country’s first two states to legalize cannabis for adults 21 and over, as “experiment states.” This should come as no surprise to fans of the former of Commander in Chief—Carter’s been pro-leaf for decades; he advocated for decriminalization during the 1970s. In a 1977 message to Congress, the former president said, “Marijuana continues to be an emotional and controversial issue. After four decades, efforts to discourage its use with stringent laws have still not been successful.” Tell it like it is, Jimbo!