TV lightning rod Nancy Grace thinks legalizing marijuana is "a horrible idea." The HLN host told CNN's Brooke Baldwin, "I don't think it's best for our society."
This shouldn't come as a big surprise. After all, Grace is a former Atlanta-Fulton Country special prosecutor. When Baldwin begged to differ, Grace retorted, "The ones that are disagreeing are lethargic sitting on the sofa eating chips… This is the beginning of widespread usage, and more than just one ounce, of marijuana. From what I've seen for 10 years in inner city Atlanta and from being a Fed that the recreational use of marijuana is not a good thing."
After 10 years as a prosecutor, the Georgia native moved on to television, first to Court TV, then CNN. She's known for taking the wrong side of many high-profile cases. Grace even accused Baldwin of being pro-pot, adding, "And I don't like it."
"No, no, no," Baldwin stuttered. "I've just talked to sooo many people about the build-up to this whole thing…"
But the sides were clearly drawn: Grace the conservative commentator vs. Baldwin the open-minded interviewer.
"With Colorado legalizing 'recreational' use of marijuana, the camel's nose is in the tent," Grace concluded. "His tail will surely follow." Whatever that means...
Grace debates NORML board chair Norm Kent in the clip below.