President Obama: Marijuana No Worse Than Alcohol

The president questions "dangers" of marijuana, but warns his daughters "it's a bad idea."
3:00 | 01/20/14

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President Obama says he doesn't think pot as any more dangerous than alcohol he talks candidly about it in a new interview in The New Yorker. Mr. Obama says he doesn't encourage people to smoke marijuana and extols his daughter -- it's a bad idea. The president says he's concerned about the many more poor and minority kids that are busted for pot than middle class kids. Interesting one for sure you know -- live. The -- how to how to say it but I don't think anybody's ever gotten a call our. On on marijuana and said I'm gonna drive this thing 120 miles an hour you it's more like let's drive later need to Rios now -- it's the alcohol I think Apple's more dangerous I think it's morning. No I don't know which is more dangerous but I say that that both -- my -- -- -- -- -- 120 miles an hour but you're making other mistakes on the road and that's just a driving example I mean. I don't know that you can really say one is more dangerous than the other unless -- a doctor -- -- -- -- -- Tell you what I've never seen a single teenager started this fight because they smoke don't -- see alarms start this fight when they drink too much I -- -- I just think they wanna sit on the -- -- death. That is I'm the only meeting that he acted --

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