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Obama: Marijuana Less Dangerous than Alcohol

Published On: Jan 21 2014 02:04:36 AM CST
Updated On: Jan 21 2014 11:33:55 AM CST
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

President Barrack Obama talked about many things during a New Yorker interview, but it was his comments about marijuana that are getting the most attention.

The president said, " I don't think it is more dangerous than alcohol."

He called it "less dangerous."

While former President Bill Clinton said he never inhaled, Obama admitted to smoking pot when he was a kid.

Obama said he has already told his daughters "it's a bad idea, a waste of time and not very healthy."

And he described the uneven playing field when it comes to marijuana arrests.

Obama said "Middle-class kids don't get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do.

The considers the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington an experiment.

People for and against legalization , reacted to the presidents comments with pro and con feelings as well.  Some said they have tried both and believe both are dangerous, especially for children.

For more information go to www.newyorker.com

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