Washington State’s governor is proud of his state’s legal marijuana.
“I can honestly say, we’ve got the best weed in the United States of America,” Gov. Jay Inslee (D) said on Friday night. “It’s a growing industry, and well-regulated.”
Inslee was speaking during an appearance on Bill Maher’s HBO show, Real Time.
“Wouldn’t it be wonderful if the first time Donald Trump said something that was actually true, if he said he would leave us alone on our marijuana decriminalization?” he added, referring to recent reports that President Trump is preparing to support cannabis reform legislation. “And I hope that that will occur.”
"Wouldn't it be wonderful if the first time Donald Trump said something that was actually true, if he said he'd leave us alone on our marijuana decriminalization?" Watch Gov. @JayInslee on last night's #RTOvertime: 420 Edition. pic.twitter.com/6J9oxEKJEU
— Real Time (@RealTimers) April 21, 2018
But Inslee and Washington have some competition: Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu has recently been bragging about how “amazing,” “wonderful” and “awesome” his own state’s legal cannabis is.
This new study of all 50 states shows California is ranked second (behind Hawaii) in life expectancy of its residents. California also has one of the lowest rates of dying young. https://t.co/4yD79OGdCl
And let's not forget: California has Disneyland, Yosemite & amazing cannabis
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 10, 2018
Actually, California has now grown to the 6th largest economy in the world. We have a budget surplus. Of all the 50 states, CA ranks second highest in life expectancy after Hawaii.
And our voter approved, regulated #cannabis is wonderful.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 15, 2018
Earlier during Friday’s show, Maher delivered a monologue urging Democrats to adopt an increased political focus on marijuana.
Photo courtesy of Jay Inslee.