Travel writer Rick Steves pushing for marijuana legalization

PRINCETON, N.J. — Travel writer Rick Steves' most recent trip on Wednesday happened far from Europe and was focused on helping people in New Jersey get high.

The public TV host came to Princeton as part of a regional tour to advocate for legalizing and regulating marijuana. A long-time supporter of overhauling drug laws, he was a sponsor of the ballot measure that legalized recreational marijuana use for adults in Washington state in 2012. He also is a board member of the marijuana law reform group NORML.

Steves said adults in New Jersey deserve the "civil liberty" of enjoying marijuana use. His trip comes as Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy is pushing for decriminalization and legalization in the state.

Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana.

Steves operates Rick Steves' Europe, based in Washington state, producing guidebooks on European travel. He also hosts a public television series.

He'll be visiting Delaware, Maryland and Vermont as part of the effort.

Related News

2 Fox News execs named co-presidents, will report to Murdoch

Aug 12, 2016

Rupert Murdoch moves to set up a new management structure at Fox News following Roger Ailes' departure amid sexual harassment allegations

Is NBC's prime-time Olympics due for a change?

Aug 12, 2016

For all the changes media and even Olympics coverage, NBC sticks to a time-honored formula for its prime-time broadcast

After storm halts tribute, A-Rod doubles in Yanks' finale

Aug 13, 2016

His pregame tribute ended by a storm, Alex Rodriguez began his final game with the New York Yankees by hitting a tying first-inning double

Hollywood in five is your 5 minutes read of Hollywood news with continual updated coverage.

Contact us: sales@hollywoodinfive.com