Cory Booker ‘Wants To Go Beyond’ Medical Marijuana


Newark Mayor Cory Booker reiterated his staunch support for marijuana legalization and attacked the war on drugs on Tuesday. On a segment with HuffPost Live, Booker enthusiastically endorsed medical marijuana but noted he “wants to go beyond that.” The mayor, a longtime advocate of drug policy reform, laid out why legalization and criminal justice reforms could help the government save millions of wasted dollars and lives, calling the drug war a “trap” for communities and taxpayers. California, which decriminalized marijuana in 2010, saw juvenile arrests drop 20 percent to the lowest level on record. Booker is reportedly weighing a run for governor or the Senate.