MONTGOMERY COUNTY, MARYLAND -- Daniel Vovak, a member-elect (at-large) of the Montgomery County Republican Central Committee supports Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision yesterday to decriminalize marijuana when he signed California Senate bill 1449. Schwarzenegger's decision places the Republican Party as the leader in the marijuana movement. Further, it means that elected leaders in America's largest State believe that having less than an ounce of marijuana is no more unethical than driving over the speed limit.
"When I ran for Montgomery County Executive, Montgomery County's Republican leaders chastised me for taking a position on marijuana similar to Governor Schwarzenegger," said Vovak, who has never experimented with marijuana and lost the Republican primary to a lifelong Democrat. "Now Montgomery County will not benefit financially from California's movement, which is sad, since our county badly needs the funding. Maryland will never become competitive for Republicans until Montgomery County Republicans support and unite around leaders capable of making tough decisions, rather than followers."
It should also be noted that Maryland Republican Governor Bob Ehrlich sponsored the States' Rights to Medical Marijuana Act.
Contact Vovak at 202-367-4835 or DanielVovak@gmail.com.