Obama: Pot is not more dangerous than alcohol

Obama: Pot is not more dangerous than alcohol

Posted: Jan 19, 2014 3:36 PMUpdated: Jan 19, 2014 7:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) – President Barack Obama said he doesn’t think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.”

“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 an interview with “The New Yorker” magazine. READ MORE

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.

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