North Carolina state Senator Jeff Jackson is all about going green, and in a recent video posted to Twitter, clarifies it’s about making marijuana legal.
Jackson, a Democrat who currently represents North Carolina’s 37th District, says the Tar Heel State needs to get up to speed with the other 17 states that have made similar moves. He specifically cites neighboring state Virginia, which has opted to regulate weed like alcohol and tobacco. That approach, he says, is good for farmers, tax revenue, and the criminal justice system in the states that have chosen to greenlight legal marijuana.
“You haven’t seen an increase in crime, you haven’t seen an increase in the use of harder drugs,” he said. “What you’ve seen is an increase in tax revenue and a decrease in low-level arrests.”
Jackson, who served as a prosecutor in Gaston County before joining the state senate and serves as a captain in the…