Skip to comments.Obama: Marijuana a 'bad habit and a vice,' no more dangerous than alcohol
Posted on 01/20/2014 7:39:50 AM PST by Biggirl
President Obama said in an interview published Sunday he does not believe marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol and that it was important that the legalization of the drug in some states to go forward because it would prevent unfair penalties for some users.
(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...
Does anyone think the Choomer in Chief would think any different...
This expert analysis from one who misspent his youth sucking on cannabis, among other things.
So sayeth the First Citizen! And as he sayeth, so shall it be ....
All Potheads think that way
Smoking marijuana robs a person of the willingness to work and arrests emotional development. Obama is a prime example.
Studies suggest that even light marijuana use causes long-lasting changes in the brain. Past use has also been shown to have an effect on offspring, even if they are born long after the marijuana use. Marijuana also precipitates psychotic disorders, although it is not clear (to me, at least) whether it causes people who are already predisposed to become psychotic, or if it can happen to anyone.
Bottom line, marijuana use is not comparable to alcohol.
It is just a way to get the Democrat base out. It worked in Colorado, so they are trying it nationwide.
and Fast Food is Deadly ,LOL
a guy on Fox just said the Demonuts will use the legalization of the drug to bring young voters back to the Demo Party(Cult)
“Bottom line, marijuana use is not comparable to alcohol.”
I agree. That said, the way things are going, it might be time to invest in companies that are going to market devices for checking drivers etc. for the THC content in their bloodstream.
First step in ending the rights-stealing WOD.
A. George Soros.. has put millions behind marijuana legalization for years now.
B. George Soros.. has put millions behind Barry Soetero ...
C. Your prediction rings all too true!
Truthfully, alcohol is damned deadly stuff. It is in the same class as automobile accidents as far as mortality goes, so comparing it with other things, even drugs, will most always be wanting.
Mortality associated with marijuana is both indirect and indeterminate, after a quarter century of research. At most it is a fraction of a percent, within the margin of error of other conditions.
The unthinkable has happened! I finally agree with Barack Obama about something.
Pot is waaaaaay less dangerous than alcohol. Way.
also, juggling hatchets is no more dangerous than Russian Roulette...
Obama is no Einstein, and not all things are relative.
“...because it would prevent unfair penalties for some users.”
My, my, my.... that Barack is pretty racist.
Post #10, meet post #8.
Finally, after yakking mindlessly for five or six years, the a$$wipe says something true.
Broken clock and all that...
Huxley’s SOMA. Keep the masses sedated.
...even a stopped clock...
Spoken like a true pothead.
Yeah, and the Mexican Drug Cartels will stand by and do nothing, while watching billions of $’s if not trillions of $’s disappear from their yearly take disappear.
As reported on Drudge: The Pot Bowl.
See the posted news article in post 27, and take a good look at the comments, I could not believe what I had been reading, even on poster cited Bible sources on pot!
Every pot smoker I have ever had this conversation with told me that, since I have never tried marijuana, I am not qualified to comment on it. That said, I do enjoy certain adult beverages in moderation and have never been in trouble for anything associated with my imbibing of libations.
Color me biased.
My biggest protest to the legalization of marijuana is that we can test for its residues in your body, but we can’t test for recent use, or current specific levels, as we do now for alcohol. So, it’s legal to drink, but we can prohibit drunk driving. If we could as a practical matter detect and punish those who drive stoned, I’d be more comfortable with its legalization for use when not driving.
Promoting pot is just another tool for Obama to make people comfortable with reduced expectations for their lives — meaning the 9 million more able-bodied people out of a job since November ‘09, the “end of the recession”.
The nation is going to pot.
WOW, Obama has evolved on this just like he did on gay marriage.(Dems are big on legalized gambling here too)
Our liberties just increase under his rule.
Long live the King!
... vs. the same types of cases directly connected to alcohol.
Of course you're qualified to comment! It doesn't mean your comments come from an informed POV.
“Yeah. Great. A stoned populace who are too lazy to work and too stoned to care they are being deceived.
Jail free marijuana and ready available marijuana and probably soon, free “medical marijuana” will suck in millions of those who don’t want to really work and remove them from the work place.
Businesses will seek out the non users with functioning brains and the will to work for a living. Businesses will hire them, treat them well, and pay them well to keep competitors from hiring them.
Again, who will benefit from the upcoming flood of legal and free marijuana?
Answer: Those of us, who don’t use it, our children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, who don’t use it.
About a decade ago when I turned 65, I stopped fighting the abortion war and now the marijuana war. Hopefully, my DNA gene pool will realize how suicidal and harmful for any gene pool group, abortion and legalized and non legal mental alternating drugs are.
The same DNA survival genes hope that our country grows up, stands aside and lets the Islamo fascists go at each other and allow Allah to sort it out between them.
And if you HAD gotten in trouble with something associated with your imbibing of libations, would you then be questioning the right or wrongness of said libations being legal? Would the trouble be due to the libations, or to YOU?
And if you hold the drinker rather than the alcohol responsible for the accidents and violence and harm connected to alcohol use ... why would you hold a literal weed that can grow wild nearly anywhere, responsible for the trouble a lazy, hedonistic, poorly-disciplined amoral person gets into after smoking it? Or do you think it was the weed that made the person that way?
So if you want to outlaw weed, fine -- but isn't it supremely hypocritical not to call equally for outlawing alcohol? And isn't it supremely hypocritical not to outlaw guns and booze for all because some people abuse them, but to enthusiastically outlaw, on the same premise, a weed that will grow all by itself in a friggin' abandoned vacant lot?
AMEN, Dave. You've got it right.
I still really like to read your home page how you rebelled against your teacher with your “singing”.
I would not have such a problem with him pushing this if he was lifting the country up on other fronts, but he is not. He has turned America into a ghetto, complete with this nonsense.
I don’t know if I care near as much one way or another as I used too. I know two types of pot users. So my opinion is based on life observations of folks I know starting back in college.
One type has tried it and may do it every rare now and then but rarely to never “buys” it. The other keeps it stocked and spends a good amount of time and energy finding it, using it and hiding it. The latter of the two types would be the equivalent of alcoholics I suppose. I’m not suggesting one is better than the other. But I have never known an individual in the latter category that restricted their drug use to marijuana. And I’ve known several. The most ambitious of these folks seem to get “into the business” to support the their own use. Acid, cocaine, heroin, opiates, prescription drugs, rufies, etc.
I don’t want my kids dabbling. They might like it. I avoided it and will advocate the same. I worry about the influence (same as misuse of alcohol) it has on society. I counter the influences with aggressive and loving parenting. Otherwise, I think the devolution of our society helps reduce the competition to succeed in America. Personally, there are a great many more important things that need to be debated. Whether or not to waste time prosecuting pot sales and use is not my most important political topic. It’s easier for me to just be against it.
They NEED the young..the Stoned, the Ill Informed... and Podesta will hone in on getting that support.
Pot use opens the door to other drugs, many of which are instantly addictive... unlike alchohol. And those drugs have killed plenty.
Modern Americans invest way, way too much power in the substance. The current popular trend is to relieve individuals entirely of any responsibility for the actions they take while under the influence of such drugs, whether it's pot, booze, or "legal" antidepressents. It is a victicrat mentality, and all too often it masquerades as conservatism!!!!!!!
It's why the Founders wrote the Constitution the way they did.
Yes, an attempt to get the potheads to sign up for ACA by voicing their support for their habit.
What a President SHOULD in fact do is not pontificate about which drug is better or worse than another (alcohol vs. pot) but send a message to kids to not indulge in either one.
Of course our adolescent President doesn't think that way.
Zero brings to mind that commercial ‘This is your brain on drugs’. Probably the reason he is supporting ACA.
Your observations of the two types of pot users squares almost exactly with my own. WELL SAID. Good post.
Done much in the way of dabbling with addictive drugs? My guess would be "no."
As one who experimented too much with a few of the so-called "instantly addictive" drugs in my wanton youth, and as one who has had literally DOZENS of friends who did likewise, I can tell you with certainty that "instantly addictive" is a semantic trick it behooves the medical community to push, because it means a lot of dough for them from people who invest power in the substance rather than in the mind. VICTICRAT mentality is enabled by the "addiction is a disease" myth.
It's a behavior. Any "disease" whose symptoms can be made to disappear by a simple change in behavior, is a "disease" in wish only.
For what it's worth, I've been "addicted" by any definition to three things: booze, pot, and tobacco. Of the three, pot was BY FAR the most difficult to break, but break it I did, many moons ago. But the reality is that an unhealthy addiction is actually a bad habit. For me, breaking the bad habit of daily habitual pot smoking was MUCH more difficult than breaking the bad habit of drinking (and being tossed in jail or waking up in strange places multiple times with no memory of how I got there!!!!) or smoking cigarettes. Just an interesting observation.
You're kidding, right? Instantly addictive? What kind of babble is that. You sound like those self righteous Know(nothing)-it-alls who claim smoking a single cigarette immediately makes you an addict.
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