Former President Jimmy Carter is still supporting an end to penalties for using marijuana – a campaign started more than 30 years ago.
CNN’s Suzanne Malveaux sat down with Jimmy Carter in an interview aired in December 2012 to get his thoughts on the decriminalization of marijuana.
As president, Jimmy Carter supported marijuana decriminalization in the mid-1970s and related to Malveaux that he was still “in favor” of states that were taking steps to legalize the drug.
“I think it’s OK,” Carter said. “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.”