Skip to comments.Obama: Marijuana 'not very different' from cigarettes
Posted on 01/19/2014 11:07:30 AM PST by gusopol3
President Obama in an interview released Sunday said that using marijuana was not that different from smoking cigarettes nor any more dangerous 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 as part of an extensive profile published by the New Yorker on Sunday. I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
A heavy equipment operator with a lengthy rap sheet who is accused of being high on marijuana when a downtown building collapsed onto a thrift store, killing six people, surrendered Saturday to face charges in the deaths, police said.http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sean-benschop-equipment-operator-in-philadelphia-building-collapse-probe-surrenders/
Strangely enough, Mr. President, when the news came out about this tragedy, it wasn't mentioned whether he were smoking a cigarette.
Aren’t they banning e-cigarettes only because they confuse the cigarette nazis?
LOL this is a joke right ??
Obviously, the more logical comparison would be to ask if he was drunk.
There's your problem right there (and his photo). Using that as an excuse to ban marijuana bears logical similarity to banning guns for the law abiding because criminals misuse them.
I thought is was horrific when Clinton via the Lewinsky scandal introduced and condoned oral sex, a form of sodomy, to our youth, but now we have Obama encouraging the youth to break laws and smoke pot.
Furthermore, he gives them the false impression that pot is as harmless as alcohol.
He will destroy many teen lives, just like Clinton.
The Pot has affected his pea size brain.
I live in the UP of Michigan medical marijuana is taking over the area. You go outside now and the distinctive odor of what is similar to a dead skunk is the preponderant odor. I cleaned off my roof of snow and nearly fell out of my wheelchair because of the odor was captured in the snow. Just found I have 7 neighbors whom use medical marijuana.
What a stench!
Unless you’re a contractor with a wrongful death suit filed against you.
Drug-addled little barry bastard boy can no longer tell any difference, expect when the first wookie slams him for droppin’ out.
Obama is weighing in on this, why???
Why did he weigh in on the Washington Redskins name being offensive? To prove that he’s liberal on a certain issue?
Is he trying to prove that he is liberal/libertarian on marijuana?
Is this going to be a topic in the State of the Union?
Guns are the second amendment, I forget which amendment is the pot amendment.
Approval rating for Obama 40%; approval rating for marijuana 50%; you gotta hitch your wagon to a star.
Me, too, LOL. I knew you'd come back with that!
Pot isn’t mentioned in the Constitution at all. So, technically, the government has no right to outlaw it. Just the states, under the 10th.
“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.”
OK by me, you line up with Obama on this one; his endorsement will likely move state initiatives along rapidly, just as it did for gay marriage. Then you get to the Dred Scott effect where one state cannot exclude what is legal in another, and the Holder DOJ will stand back and let it go.
Thanks, it’s an old article, just one with some notoriety.
Brave New World needs its Soma