I tell people that I represent the district with a third of the California coast, the biggest trees in the world, some of the best wine grapes in the world, and about 60 percent of the marijuana produced in America.
I am not by any stretch an enthusiast or fan of marijuana. I don't use it. I don't want any kids anywhere to use it; if I ever find one of my kids using it, they are in big trouble.
I don't believe in religious tests, and I don't believe my religion is all that important to the people I represent. And I think there's too much religion in politics.
I suspect that someday in a world with legal marijuana for adults, you will probably have branding that occurs for different types of the product.
I think people can at least appreciate the sensibility behind the position I have. It is not a pro-marijuana position. It is a common-sense position.
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