Congressman Barney Frank calls the US ban on marijuana a 'big hypocrisy' and says too much money is being spent on prosecuting people who smoke it.
'Instead of this being a drain on our resources, we could tax it like anything else and use it as a contribution to revenues,' the openly gay politician said in an interview with CNN.
Frank, who is retiring from congress in November, said he himself does not smoke pot but he did have marijuana once - as a snack.
'I did have a brownie once,' he said. 'It made me sleepy.'