By Tom Brady (The New York Times)
Not so long ago, marijuana possession could bring a jail term in most of the United States.These days, the pervasiveness of pot smoke is hard to ignore.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former governor of California who signed a law decriminalizingsmall amounts of marijuana in 2010, said the atmosphere in Venice Beach was favorable for hismorning bike ride.
“You just inhale, and you live off everyone else,” he told The Times.
Washington and Colorado passed laws legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. Eventhough recreational use is still technically illegal in California, pot is ubiquitous at Los Angelescocktail parties, The Times reported.