From the “Say No to Drugs” campaign during the Regan administration, to “don’t worry pots not much worse than cigarettes” under President Obama, it’s amazing how far this country has slid into the gutter.
Earlier this week, President Obama took time away from his busy schedule of playing golf to make it even harder on parents who are trying to warn their kids about the dangers of using drugs. Obama, who admitted to doing drugs as a youth, downplayed the dangers of pot, comparing it to cigarettes and arguing it is no more dangerous than alcohol.
In an interview with the New Yorker, President Obama said:
“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.”
“He is wrong when he says that it isn’t very harmful, because the new marijuana is not the old marijuana,” Kennedy said. “We need to have presidential decisions made based upon public health and the sound science that the federal government’s invested in.”