Bill Gates told BuzzFeed Tuesday that he voted in favor of marijuana legalization last year in Washington state.
The Microsoft founder said it would be “interesting” to see how legalization played out in his home state. Recreational pot is expected to be for sale some time in 2014.
“It’s an experiment, and it’s probably good to have a couple states try it out to see before you make that national policy,” Gates told BuzzFeed. The marijuana ballot initiative passed 56 percent to 44 percent last November.
He declined to say whether he had smoked pot in the past, though BuzzFeed noted that he is listed by the Marijuana Policy Project as one of the top 50 most influential pot users based on reporting in a Gates biography published in 1994.