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schwarzenegger According to The LA Times, California Governor Schwarzenegger suggested in a recent press conference that it might be time to revisit the whole marijuana issue.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger says California should study other nations’ experiences in legalizing and taxing marijuana, although he is not supporting the idea.

He says it’s time to debate proposals such as a bill introduced in the Legislature earlier this year that would treat marijuana like alcohol. Assemblyman Tom Ammiano, a San Francisco Democrat, says taxing marijuana at $50 per ounce would bring more than $1 billion a year to the state.

By all accounts marijuana is ‘legal’ in California anyway — their particular system of dispensaries and qualifying conditions being pretty loosey-goosey. (This is not to reflect in any way on the recent sincere efforts in the Rhode Island legislature to establish ‘compassion centers’, although I am personally in favor of total legalization.) At any rate, at least Arnold is talking about it.

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