As more states have legalized the drug, President Obama in a lengthy interview in the New Yorker magazine said he believed marijuana was not more dangerous than alcohol.
“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.
Also in the article, the president admits that he used illegal drugs as a kid. Who knows if he ever stopped. By that admission, he could not join the military. Now he presides as the commander and chief. This should make one ponder when one considers the sorry state of discipline in the military today.