Attorney General Kamala Harris, who recently won reelection in California, says that cannabis legalization has a “certain inevitability” about it, while also announcing that she’s not opposed to the move.
“I am not opposed to the legalization of marijuana”, Harris told Buzzfeed. “I’m the top cop, and so I have to look at it from a law enforcement perspective and a public safety perspective. I think we are fortunate to have Colorado and Washington be in front of us on this and figuring out the details of what it looks like when it’s legalized.”
She continues; “We’re watching it happen right before our eyes in Colorado and Washington. I don’t think it’s gonna take too long to figure this out.. I think there’s certain inevitability about [cannabis legalization].”
California is one of several states the Marijuana Policy Project will soon be running initiatives in, with the hopes of putting cannabis legalization to a vote in 2016.