Sarah Palin: Legalizing Weed Is ‘No Big Deal’

“I look on the national scene and think, wow, of all things to be fighting over and battling over.”

By: Marina Fang |  The Huffington Post

Supporters of marijuana legalization may have an unlikely ally: Sarah Palin.

Breaking with many members of her party who oppose legalizing marijuana, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee on Thursday said it is “no big deal” and argued that it should not be a controversial issue.

“I look on the national scene and think, wow, of all things to be fighting over and battling over, especially when it comes to medical marijuana. I think, hmm, this is just not my baby,” Palin told conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt.

When Hewitt expressed disbelief that Palin’s home state legalized recreational marijuana last year, she said the vote “didn’t surprise me.”

“We’ve got that libertarian streak in us,” she said, explaining that Alaska, the most conservative state to legalize marijuana so far, already had lax marijuana laws, so it was a less divisive issue than in other states.

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