Jun 042015

The debate over cannabis legalization came to Fresno on Tuesday, the last stop in a series of “Blue Ribbon Commission” forums chaired by Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom.

About 75 people showed up for Wednesday morning’s session at Fresno State’s North Gym, the Fresno Bee reported.

“This is complicated, and good people can disagree,” said Newsom, who has been supportive of legalizing marijuana use. “I want you to know that most of the people involved in this aren’t ideologues. I’m not an ideologue.”

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Your Central Valley coverage: Public Forum on Marijuana Held at Fresno State

In 1996 California voters legalized the medical use of marijuana. Since then many people throughout the state have been concerned about how it’s regulated. A reason why many showed up to the public forum held at Fresno State.

abc30 Action News coverage: Newsom brings marijuana forum to Fresno State

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom held his fourth and final pot forum at Fresno State on Wednesday. The forums are part of an effort to get an initiative on the 2016 ballot to legalize marijuana.

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