Obama On Marijuana Use
President Obama has finally been dragged into the marijuana debate. In an interview with the New Yorker Magazine, Obama not only confirmed his use of marijuana as a kid, but he also made a rather startling remark.
According to the president marijuana is no more dangerous than alcohol. He could not have said it better.
“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 don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol,” the president said.
President Obama however made it clear that smoking marijuana is not something he encourages.
“Smoking marijuana is not something I encourage, and I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy,” Obama said.
If you have been reading my posts these past couple of days, you will notice that we have taken a slightly different approach with our content.
Not only are we focusing on vaporizers and everything related to it, we have also been taking the time to demystify some of the common myths surrounding cannabis, hemp, CBD and THC.
So why do I say Obama is right in his comparison of alcohol and marijuana? As you know by now, there is a lot more to Cannabis than just the blissful high feeling you get. Cannabis actually has healing properties and is used to treat chronic illnesses and conditions. I actually did a post on CBD as a cure for seizures and other illnesses.
So will the president’s remarks determine how quickly the medical and recreational use marijuana laws get passed in other states still debating the issue? I don’t see how. However, it does give an idea on the kind of If the president does give an idea of how open this subject has become.
Of course, a lot of opponents of this law did not like what the president had to say. Many question whether the new laws will raise concerns about public health and whether the easy availability of this drug would leas to more under age use and increase in the levels of crime.