Skip to comments.Obama says marijuana 'no more dangerous than alcohol'
Posted on 01/19/2014 10:49:34 AM PST by Innovative
Speaking to New Yorker editor David Remnick, Obama said he still viewed pot smoking negatively but that on the whole, the drug wasnt the social ill that its been viewed as in the past.
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 dont think it is more dangerous than alcohol, Obama told the weekly magazine.
The president said pot was actually less dangerous than alcohol in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.
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It’s combining smoking and drinking.
The voice of experience. Wait until he starts telling us how great cocaine is. Those are about the only things we know(?) he has experience with. Or is he lyin’ about that to just get some street cred.
Not to mention that marijuana is a “gateway drug”, i.e. those who smoke it, are more likely to go on to hard drugs.
I don’t do either and I happen to think Obama is most dangerous of all.
A role model in the likes of Bill Clinton.
This disgusing POS keeps talking and talking and pushing this great country into the sewer. What a disguting person.
I guess Barry should know.
it’s obvious to him , most pot smokers vote for Obama and other Libs
Actually, that is absolutely not true. Marijuana smokers pretty much remain such. After 25 years of Prosecuting, studies, etc ... I have zero doubt that it should be legal. About 90% of us felt that way. The gateway drug meme has never held up.
Yale study: Marijuana may really be gateway drug
He lies.. the WoD continues.. fully supported by the orifice he OCCUPYs.
“I have zero doubt that it should be legal. About 90% of us felt that way.”
Who is this “us”? 90% of marijuana smokers think it should be legal — what a surprise!
Is it more dangerous than an E-Cigarette? If not, why do they ban E-cigarettes and not marijuana?
Dr. Obama speaks. Next week he’ll familiarize us with the government approved rice cooker.
Emboldened by no real opposition to his ministrations, he now fancies himself as the greatest Surgeon General the US has ever seen. Ok. Got it.
What can't The One do?
When I see people express thoughts such as yours, it makes me think that the abuse, or over-use, of substances such as marijuana or alcohol are the real problems.
Taking a drink, or smoking a joint, can be done without becoming severely impaired, or causing other problems in your life.
The real problems are when someone uses drugs or alcohol to excess.
Government has no right to dictate what substances people can put into their bodies.
My son’s best friend was killed by a drunk driver. She was 17.
That is what fried his brain.
The problem isn’t pot; the problem is Obama.
Also, pot, through the WOD, has been responsible as the excuse for curtailing our freedom through several administrations. I speak of such wonders as “civil asset forfeiture,” or the increase in power and violence of drug gangs, particularly the Mexican gangs, with the consequent excuses for no-knock raids and increased paramilitary SWAT-like activity by the police.
Precisely. The same thing also applies to other substances, like pain pills, diet pills, etc.
The thought a lot of people have seared into their minds seems to be "since pot's illegal it must be really bad and only really bad people do it".
Mr. Choom Gang speaks. Pot actually has a much greater impact on the individual consumer. For one thing, it can have a permanent impact in the form of either permanent stupidity (I saw this happen to one of my son’s friends) or paranoid schizophrenia.
Also, 50% of the teenagers involved in serious injury automobile accidents in Florida tested positive for marijuana. And it’s not even legal in this state.
When can we expect the Executive Order?
So he’s an expert on dangerous drugs now.
Is he going to use his pen to declare marijuana legal on a federal level?
“Government has no right to dictate what substances people can put into their bodies.”
Well, the government is definitely regulating everything — including medications that treat illnesses — there are many medications proven effective in Europe for various diseases that are illegal in the US.
Are campaign donations from illegal activity allowed?
I understand that on the local level they may be. But on the Federal level how can they be?
The reason I ask is this; if a person makes a donation to the DNC and that money ultimately ends up in Obamas hands how can it be legal?
He swore and oath to uphold the laws of the land and he is not enforcing them when it applies to marijuana.
He is right for once. But the war on drugs benefits his team (Statists and Govt Cronies), so his words are vacuous.
Of course it’s possible that the 50% number would show up for teens NOT involved in crashes also....
And every one of those people have imbibed dihydrogen monoxide.
I'm not saying pot should be legal, I'm saying the statement it's a gateway drug is ridiculous.
The war WOD is nothing more than a war on our constitutional rights and needs to end.
We have the most productive workforce in history, thanks to marijuana.
It’s been all downhill since alcohol was rehabilitated as the legal drug of choice.
I think most of the “gateway” incidences were caused by having to go to a dealer, who might try to convince one to try his other wares. “Hey Bogie! Ever tried hash? Coke? Try a little”
yet more proof he is smoking something
Pot alters something in people’s heads. They are different after they start smoking. If you’ve known people who started to smoke, they are definitely different people afterwards. And the change is not for the better. They seem to lose their moral compass. They have an âI do not give a darn about thingsâ attitude, whereas before they smoked, they did care. It is an observable trait they all seem to have. The second thing is that they seem slower mentally. Where before they smoked, they were quick witted, now they are slower. There are other mental changes that are not so easy to describe.
“Obama says marijuana ‘no more dangerous than alcohol’”
Well, that’s reassuring.
Hey look what it did to that morons brain function.
Uh, (excessive) alcohol consumption, dope smoking, and tobacco smoking are ALL social ills. I respect the right of people to largely do what they please so long as they don’t harm me and mine, but let’s not kid ourselves. None of the above are good for you. Alcohol is the only one that has potentially good side effects when consumed in small quantities, but people have a propensity to abuse it, too.
Would you be a passenger on a plane whose pilot is high on drugs?
Marijuana might be no more dangerous than alcohol, but it is not any less dangerous either.
Both impair judgment, and can lead to illogical thought patterns, as well as dissipate resources better utilized elsewhere. Their true cost lies not in the acquisition, but in the collateral damage from the effects of the slowed reaction times and misperception of the immediate circumstances. Both drugs feed into paranoia and clumsy uncoordinated actions, and slurred speech is only part of the problem.
Alcoholism and marijuana dependence are both preventable diseases.
And the treatment is identical in both instances - complete abstinence. There is never a surefire cure, short of that lifetime commitment.
I think he’s talking about pole smoking.
” I respect the right of people to largely do what they please so long as they dont harm me and mine, “
THAT is the key — the problem is that those people endanger others because they work, drive, etc., etc., in their impaired condition, putting innocent people at risk.
This is where the far left and the libertarians sit down and smoke in unison. Great groups, those two.
The jackass clown keeps degrading the nation.
I doubt it.
I guess now we know that Obama gets drunk just to look at Michelle, can’t say I blame him, if I had to look at Michelle Id want to get wasted too