USA Exclusive: House Republican, in a first, backs legalizing marijuana (+video)

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher is the first GOP congressman to support legalizing recreational marijuana. Government control of personal behavior, the Californian tells the Monitor, is 'totally contradictory to what our country is all about.'

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[Updated July 14, 1:30 EDT] US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R) of California says he backs legalizing recreational marijuana, the first Republican member of Congress to publicly support such a shift.