During an appearance on Tuesday's Ronan Farrow Daily, California's Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom said he disagreed with Gov. Jerry Brown's recent comments regarding pot legalization in the state. Newsom pointed out that the majority of those arrested for marijuana use are African-Americans and used that point as an argument for legalization in California.
Newsom took issue with the tone and language Brown used when he said he worried about "potheads" and wondered if we as a nation can succeed if we use drugs. Newsom told Farrow:
I think it's wrong to use language like 'potheads' or 'stoners' or 'hippies'. I think this is a serious issue and it requires a serious debate.
Newsom said he respects Brown and looks forward to working with him for another four years but said marijuana remaining illegal is costing too much money.