Americans have always been hotly divided when it comes to the illegal drug marijuana (commonly known on the streets as “funny pot cigarettes”). I personally take a more moderate approach to the “is sticky icky F or NF” debate: anyone who abuses weed is terrible person.
This week, President Obama had a sit-down with the seedy tabloid, The New Yorker, and became the first Commander-In-Chief to come out and say that weed is no worse than booze.
As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.
The leader of the free world went on to talk about how the criminalization of marijuana has a disparate impact on the poor, and how the legalization of weed in Colorado and Seattle is important because it is a step toward a policy that doesn’t punish a small amount of people for breaking a law that tons of people don’t follow. To which I say, far out, Mr. President.
[via New Yorker]
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