Vice President Tim Kaine starts taskforce to legalize pot
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In his first major move as vice president, Tim Kaine has launched an initiative to legalize marijuana nationwide.
Kaine believes Americans should have the choice to consume marijuana, both recreationally and medically. Kaine has always been bewildered that marijuana suffers from more legal restrictions than alcohol. In his hometown of Whoville—one of the few cities in the country where marijuana is legal—residents smoke pot at high rates and still contribute to an extremely productive local economy.
In an interview on CNN, Kaine reminisced about his days growing up in Whoville. “On Halloween, we would get pot lollipops…Santa Claus was always baked like you would not believe, after eating all those cookies. It was a remarkable place to grow up.”
Kaine has a 50-state strategy to legalize pot across the country by the end of President Hillary Rodham Clinton’s first term.