Palin: Pot Smokin's No Biggie

Better if cops spend time on serious crimes
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Jun 18, 2010 3:19 AM CDT
Updated Jun 18, 2010 7:54 AM CDT
Pot is a "relatively minimal problem," says Palin.   (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)
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(Newser) – Sarah Palin sounded so relaxed in a recent interview about blowing a joint in the privacy of one's own home that it almost sounded like pot could be the conservative Alaskan's cup of tea. She definitely does not support legalizing the drug, but added, "If somebody's gonna smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody else any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at, and try to clean up some of the other problems that we have in society, Palin said on the Fox Business Network. "Relatively speaking," it's a "minimal problem."

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