Nixon says “no” to recreational pot, “maybe” to medicinal use
(CNN) – Recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado and Washington State. But, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon said Missouri will not follow that lead.
Colorado expects to make $184-million in taxes in the first 18 months of recreational marijuana sales. Other state officials might be tempted to consider allowing pot use. But in a Sunday interview on CNN’s State of the Union, Governor Nixon said lawmakers may only consider legalizing the drug for medicinal purposes.
“Medicinally, I think folks are starting to see if there are things the medical community can help on, and our legislature may consider that.”
Nixon appeared on the show with three other governors. Each was asked if they might run for President in 2016. Governor Nixon said that he is focused on Missouri, and hopes that Hillary Clinton gets into the race.