Barry O is no stranger to some kind bud!
President Obama revealed in a new candid interview that he has smoked pot in the past and finds it to be no more harmful than drinking alcohol!
Wow. Never did we ever think we’d hear the Prez say something like that!
"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.”
But if marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol, shouldn’t it be legalized nationwide??
The President didn’t unveil any plans to make weed legal coast to coast but he did weigh in his support for Colorado and Washington's new laws that make dancing with Mary Jane A-OK.
“It’s important for a society not to have a situation in which a large portion of people have at one time or another broken the law and only a select few get punished.”
Obama was referring to the disproportionate punishments handed out to lower-class and minority youths who are charged with smoking marijuana.
It sounds like he’s down for a roll in the grass, but Obama did also say that when it comes to drugs, we need to draw the line somewhere. He later admitted:
"I also think that, when it comes to harder drugs, the harm done to the user is profound and the social costs are profound. And you do start getting into some difficult line-drawing issues. If marijuana is fully legalized and at some point folks say, ‘Well, we can come up with a negotiated dose of cocaine that we can show is not any more harmful than vodka.’ Are we open to that? If somebody says, ‘We’ve got a finely calibrated dose of meth, it isn’t going to kill you or rot your teeth.’ Are we OK with that?”
We don’t condone using drugs of ANY kind. But we’re impressed that Obama is even open to the idea of legalizing pot. That’s the kind of progressive attitude we like to see in an elected leader!
You go, Barry O!!!
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