“The problem with anything, a certain amount is OK. But there is a tendency to go to extremes. And all of a sudden, if there’s advertising and legitimacy, how many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation? The world’s pretty dangerous, very competitive. I think we need to stay alert, if not 24 hours a day, more than some of the potheads might be able to put together.”
California’s liberal Governor Jerry Brown, in an interview aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” who said he is not sure legalizing pot is a good idea because the country could lose its competitive edge if too many people are getting stoned. If pot smoking gains more legitimacy in the nation’s most populous state, Brown said he worries it could have negative ripple effects.