We’ve got that libertarian streak in us, and I grew up in Alaska when pot was legal anyway. It was absolutely no big deal. I mean, you didn’t smoke it because your parents would strangle you. And if you were a jock and you were, you know, a Christian going to youth group, you just didn’t do it, right? I still believe that. But when it comes to picking our battles, for many of us in Alaska, legalization of marijuana just was never really a bright blip on the radar screen, so it didn’t surprise me when the voters of Alaska went back to legalizing it. For some years there, it had not been legalized….

I look on the national scene and think, “Wow, of all things to be fighting over and battling over.” Especially when it comes to medical marijuana, I think, “Hmm. It’s just not my baby.”