Source: Gillian Mohoney / ABC News
In a new interview President Obama has made statements that could put him in the middle of the controversy over legalizing marijuana.
“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 the New Yorker.
When asked if he believes marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, the president is quoted as saying he thinks it was less dangerous “in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.” However, he said he’s told his daughters he thinks “it’s a bad idea.”
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