Posted on February 19, 2014 at 11:03 AM
SAN ANTONIO -- As the debate to legalize marijuana sweeps the country, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro indicated he looks forward to analyzing the issue closer to home.
Asked during an appearance at Lanier High School, Mayor Castro said he has not yet arrived at a decision on the issue but looks forward to hearing arguments.
"What I think you see across the country is a consideration about the science and what states should do, whether for instance, they should look at medical marijuana or fully legalizing it," Castro said.
"I haven't looked at he science yet about addiction and what it means, but it's certainly something that I think deserves more scrutiny and more analysis."
At least 20 states have made some portion of marijuana legal for medicinal purposes, according to KENS 5 research. There are some cities that have decriminalized marijuana.
Alaska, Colorado, California and Hawaii are among states that have partially decriminalized pot.