‘City of Angels’ founder weighs in on marijuana legalization
Founder of 'City of Angels,' Kevin Meara called into Steve's show to discuss addiction and marijuana legalization. Despite seeing the effects of addiction every day, Meara believes that pot should be legalized. As he put it in an email to Steve, "I can tell you that I am certain that we cannot 'arrest' our way out of the problem and those with addictions participating in petty crimes should be treated not incarcerated."
Meara doesn't use the term "gateway drug" to describe marijuana because "not all pot users become heroin addicts." Meara instead refers to it as a "door opener" because "[his] experience demonstrates to [him] that pot smokers access to buying pot definitely gives them access to harder drugs."
Hear Meara's full conversation with Steve in the video above.