The New Yorker Magazine has just released an interview with President Obama (who originally used Twitter handle POTUS, which stands for President Of These United States). Obama rose to power thanks to the younger voters, who were buoyed by feelings of hope and change. Obama is known to have considerable influence over American youth, especially inner-city youth. In the interview Obama discusses, among other things, drugs and alcohol.
A few quotes from the piece…
“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,” the president said an interview with The New Yorker magazine.
The President, who currently enforces all sorts of prison sentences on people arrested for possession of marijuana under Federal statutes, compared pot to alcohol, finding it the almost-politically-corect “no worse” than alcohol. POTUS is reported to have followed up with a comment that smoking marijuana is “not something I encourage, and I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea; a waste of time; not very healthy“.