President Obama: Marijuana No More Dangerous Than Alcohol. Our Non-TV Story of the Day Huffington Post; New Yorker
"With a majority of Americans now in favor of marijuana legalization, President Barack Obama is now saying weed is no more dangerous to individuals' health than alcohol," reports The Huffington Post.
The article reports: "In an interview with the New Yorker's David Remnick published Sunday, Obama said while he believes marijuana is 'not very healthy,' the drug isn't as harmful as some insist.
" '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,' Obama told Remnick.
"When asked if he believes marijuana is less harmful than alcohol, Obama said it is less damaging 'in terms of its impact on the individual consumer. It’s not something I encourage, and I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy,' he added."