President Obama: Marijuana No Worse Than Drinking Alcohol; Laws Should Be More Equitable

Steve Neavling

President Obama said smoking marijuana is no worse than drinking alcohol.

“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,” Obama said in an interview with the New Yorker. “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”

Obama also showed support for legalizations of marijuana in Colorado and Washington and said it would create a more equitable justice system.

“It’s important for it to go forward because it’s important for 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 said.

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