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Mizeur Talks Pot on MSNBC

The Maryland gubernatorial candidate appeared on the cable news network Wednesday morning.

Del. Heather Mizeur appears on MSNBC.
Del. Heather Mizeur appears on MSNBC.

Del. Heather Mizeur, who is running to become first woman and openly gay person elected Maryland’s governor, received some national attention on Wednesday when she appeared on MSNBC.

Mizeur discussed her campaign for governor and her proposal to legalize marijuana, and use the funds to pay for pre-kindergarten in Maryland.

"Prohibition has not worked. Our marijuana laws have been enforced with racial bias, they detract our police officers from being able to focus on more serious, and violent crime, and when we tax, legalize and regulate marijuana we'll have the revenue to invest in other important priorities," Mizeur told the network.   

Mizeur, of Montgomery County, is currently running for the Democratic nomination against Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown and Attorney General Doug Gansler. According to a Goucher College poll, Mizeur could use the exposure. The poll showed she had the lowest name recognition of any candidate for governor in either party. 

Mom3SP January 02, 2014 at 05:54 PM
No..no...NO! That is how you sell decriminalizing socially harmful behavior, AGAIN, Maryland?! By claiming educational coffer benefits? By saying criminals are too slippery and too time-consuming? But, really, so as to play to some morally apathetic group you perceive as popular, generous, and well-financed? WIll we hear wailing about the flight of potheads taking our tax dollars to Colorado? What other groups will you cater to? Will murder be next regulated? Human trafficking? White collar crime?
Esoteric Knowledge January 06, 2014 at 01:25 AM
Mom3SP: You have many claims, but they do not seem to have any basis in reality or rationality. Some simple questions you will be unable to answer reasonably will prove my point: How is marijuana smoking socially harmful behavior?...How does using a drug make one a criminal?...Why should one be punished for using marijuana?...How does using marijuana or desiring marijuana made legal make one "morally apathetic"?...And if the marijuana plant is immoral, then why would God put this plant on Earth?...And how is marijuana smoking related to murder, human trafficking and white collar crime? If your claims are substantial, then they will not fall to pieces with a simple: "Why?".
Mom3SP January 06, 2014 at 06:11 PM
Hey, EK: My questions are not fragile in the face of the word "Why." Recreational drugs, or any path to running away from reality, is for the weak of spirit. God put on earth sharks, poisonous snakes, tsunamis, and free-willed people who make tragic mistakes, and yet all those are not here for us to use or follow blindly. My argument here is, as for gambling, relaxing rules about an industry, the profitability of which depends in large part on the weaknesses and addictions, is morally relativistic for the sake of taxation-greed. Our costs will go up elsewhere in the hospitals, social worker offices, police beats, and high schools.

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