Garcetti: Recreational Use of Marijuana is Decision for Voters

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Eric Garcetti is congratulated by supporters in Los Angeles on his mayoral victory (May 21, 2013).

LOS ANGELES — In his first interview with a national news outlet, Mayor-elect Eric Garcetti said he wouldn’t have any problems if California voters decided to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

During a short interview with Univision’s Jorge Ramos on Sunday, Garcetti was asked if he thought pot use should be legalized forĀ  casual use. His response was interesting.

Marijuana was important for medicinal use, he said. “But if in the future, California’s voters want it for casual use, for me, it’s not a problem.”

He went on to suggest that enforcement of marijuana laws was diverting law enforcement from more important tasks.

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