Strombo Says Free All Pot Prisoners

George Stroumboulopoulus
Strombo: ’It’s a mistake to throw people in jail for rolling a joint.’

CNN's newest rock star thinks it's time to clear prisons of marijuana offenders.

In a recent  interview with HuffPost Live, George Stroumboulopoul0s explained his position on pot: "If you're going to legalize it, that's fine, but then you've got to go into jail and get everybody who's in there on a weed charge, you've got to get them out. You need to let people out on the weed charge. I think it's a mistake to throw people in jail for rolling a joint. You've got to tackle traffickers, that's the biggest issue, right?… Now, especially here with the medical marijuana cards, everywhere I go I feel like I'm at a Steve Miller concert in the '80s."

Strombo, as he's known in his native Canada, added: "I don't rock the gang. I'm straight edge. I don't drink or do drugs." He debuts this Sunday at 10 pm ET with the news network's latest talk show.

Steve Bloom

Steve Bloom

Publisher of, former editor of High Times and Freedom Leaf and co-author of Pot Culture and Reefer Movie Madness.