Jerry Brown Harshes David Gregory’s Mellow: Legalized Marijuana Could Create Too Many Potheads

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) — once known as Governor Moonbeam, among other things — told Meet the Press’ David Gregory that California wasn’t quite ready for the full legalization of marijuana.

“We have medical marijuana, which gets very close to what they have in Colorado and Washington,” Brown said. “I’d really like those two states to show us how it’s going to work.”

“The problem with anything is a certain amount is okay, but there is a tendency to go to extremes,” he continued. “All of a sudden, if there’s advertising and legitimacy — how many people can get stoned and still have a great state or a great nation? World’s pretty dangerous, very competitive. I think we need to stay alert, if not twenty-four hours a day, more than some of the potheads might be able to put together.”

“As a TV guy, I know a good soundbite when I’ve heard one, and I think I’ve just heard one,” Gregory said.

Watch the full clip below, via NBC News:

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