Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Tea Party favorite and presumed Republican candidate for Governor, opened up on his views regarding marijuana legalization while addressing a group of students at the University of Virginia this week.
When asked how he felt about Colorado and Washington legalizing the adult use and commercial production and sale of marijuana in November, the conservative politico caught many off guard with his answer.
“I don’t have a problem with states experimenting with this sort of thing I think that’s the role of states,” Cuccinelli stated, “I’m not sure about Virginia’s future [re: marijuana legalization], but I and a lot of people are watching Colorado and Washington to see how it plays out.”
Twice during the talk Attorney General Cuccinelli referred to his views on the subject as “evolving.”
You can view video footage of this event here.
NORML has reached out to Attorney General Cuccinelli’s likely opponent in the 2013 gubernatorial race, Democrat Terry McAuliffe, and will update you if we receive a statement.