Skip to comments.Michael Bloomberg on marijuana: Legalizing 'another addictive narcotic' is perhaps 'stupidest thing anybody has ever done'
Posted on 02/09/2020 7:15:56 PM PST by Trump20162020
Former New York City Mayorand potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidateMichael Bloomberg called efforts to legalize marijuana "perhaps the stupidest thing anybody has ever done."
Speaking at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, on Tuesday, Bloomberg said on the subject, according to WBNG-TV:
"We have a different kind of problem in America, for example. Last year, in 2017, 72,000 Americans [overdosed] on drugs. In 2018, more people than that are OD-ing on drugs, have OD'd on drugs. And today, incidentally, we are trying to legalize another addictive narcotic, which is perhaps the stupidest thing anybody has ever done. We've got to fight that, and that's another thing that Bloomberg Philanthropies will work on it in public health."
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Oh my goodness I finally agree with a Democrat candidate about something.
Wow agree there.
Habit forming for sure, but addictive? Nope.
It shouldnt warrant like jail time, but it should not be legal. :(
Since Michigan, Colorado and other states voted to legalize marijuana, is Mini Mike writing them off now? He should zip his lips rather than insult drug users if he wants to be popular with Dems.
Well, it certainly hasn’t done anyone any good here in California, that’s for sure.
Mini-Mike does not want large sodas to be legal. So he is hardly breaking new ground here. But it is out of step with the general view of Democrat primary voters (I think).
Oh great. No soda, no pot.
Maybe it will split off some of the younger vote if he’s gets to be a candidate.
A Democrat who wants to destroy his bid to be the nominee. I guess he thinks the conservatives will vote for him. The Trump supporters should ask Bloom over and over again to clarify his stance against MJ.
I don’t know, and I admit I don’t...
But, I have observed people who do nothing but smoke marijuana from the time they wake at noon, to the time they nod off in the wee hours.
Seems a little more than just a habit.
second to making it illegal thinking you could stop people. And making gangsters wealthy as we did in the 1920s. Pretty darn stupid.
This needs to be splashed over every college campus in the country. Go Bernie! Let’s destroy the Democrat Party! DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEDDD!!!!!!!!
I do not see a endorsement from High Times in Bloomberg’s future.
At least hes consistent, unlike the Left in general. The Left promotes weed while simultaneously trying to abolish tobacco. Never made any sense to me.
That said, Bloomy will be forced to walk back his position in 3..2..1......
Little Gulp is now Little Pot
What could be more addictive than being on the government dole?
Hip Hip Hooray-—He got one right.
It's not like pot users are inventing Mars rovers...
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