Former President Jimmy Carter sat down with CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux for a controversial piece that resulted in a discussion about the legalization of marijuana on a progressive state-by-state basis.
Carter said during the forum, “I’m in favor of it [marijuana]. I think it’s okay. I don’t think it’s going to happen in Georgia yet, but I think we can watch and see what happens in the state of Washington, for instance around Seattle, and let the American government and let the American people see… ‘Does it cause a serious problem or not?’”
Referencing experimentation as the key proponent to furthering the heated American debate, Carter added, “I think a few places around the world is good to experiment with and also just a few states in America are good to take the initiative and try something out. That’s the way our country has developed over the last 200 years. It’s about a few states being kind of experiment states. So, on that basis I am in favor of it.”