Former President Jimmy Carter Voices Support for Marijuana Legalization

At a forum hosted by CNN, former President Jimmy Carter came out in support of legalizing marijuana. “I’m in favor of it. I think it’s OK,” he said. He also voiced support for the measures passed in Colorado and Washington decriminalizing the drug and believes the country should see how the new policies work before passing judgment. “That’s the way our country has developed over the last 200 years,” Carter said. “It’s about a few states being kind of experiment states. So on that basis I am in favor of it.”

— Greg Noth