Like all politicians presidents, Barack Obama lies. It’s a time-honored tradition dating back to the founding of this republic. However, within this sea of lies, these same rulers of men are permitted to say true things every once in a while. And that day has come. In an interview with David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, the 44th president of the Unites States said things about cannabis that his baby boomer peers wouldn’t dare to:

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.

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