Miss Universe Australia, Monika Radulovic, has caused a stir by stating that marijuana should be legalised during questions she was asked in the final stages of the Miss Universe competition.
Gun control. US military presence in the Philippines. Terrorism. Drug abuse. Marijuana legalization.
These are topics that are not normally expected in a beauty pageant, but they were front and center at the 2015 Miss Universe contest, held in Las Vegas, USA, on Sunday, December 20 (Monday, December 21 in Manila).
Australia, Monika Radulovic
Question: “Australia is taking the first steps towards legalizing marijuana. Do you think that’s a good idea, and why?
Answer: “Now this topic has its positives and negatives and it’s quite debated. I believe that in certain circumstances legalizing marijuana does have definite benefits. It has been found to be really amazing in treating cancer and has really, really helped those very, very sick, so in that circumstance, I definitely do think yes, we should, but the government should definitely weigh both options.”
Martha J. Weller