Cloudy on legal marijuana?
Do people have impression that it's harmless?
- Duration 3:49
- Date Dec 2, 2012
Do people have impression that it's harmless?
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Yet -- while parked next to me and that's what -- Our next guess is worried it could get even worse even -- states like Colorado Washington and legalize small amounts of recreational pot it's still against federal -- so are we sending the wrong message when it comes to legalizing marijuana.
Our next guest wants to clear the air starting -- smoking here Stephen Crowder is live this morning's -- Fox News contributor.
Who has an interesting take on -- Steven are you worried that states have made this move -- the federal government hasn't or vice Versa.
First up I appreciate all the ponds you do that you took in every single one of the -- -- but I hear the thing left and I understand the constitutional argument that it should be stated -- of course that's not the case right now and until we work out the situation with roadside testing.
For marijuana which requires a bodily flu which requires a war it will still be a federal issue.
What I understand that argument it should be a state issue I'd -- not to happen in my state that being said.
I have a problem.
Would legalizing marijuana based on -- premise that is a lie based on the premise that it's harmless we went out we interview people asking should marijuana be legalized.
They said yes why because it's harmless listen.
Legalizing pot marijuana will not end the war on drugs it will not clear up our prisons and it is not a harmless substance and statistically.
When you legalize it more people do it.
If you're OK with that they say it's a state issue.
Fine just don't lie to me.
Well we've had you know Michelle Malkin from Fox News contributor from Colorado -- supports the idea that you know and she so she says she's a libertarian on this particular issue government really shouldn't be involved in these sorts of any sorts of decisions you wanna smoke pot.
You want to do in the -- your own home that's fine.
But when you get into the prison issue and you bring up an interesting point this is something cut California has argued that it soaks up our prisons.
He uses for uses police resource is that we just can't afford to use.
We're in some cities -- -- -- -- California you know what we're gonna gonna stop people.
Or arrest them anymore if they have pot in their possession going against federal law.
Sure why Anderson and I was raised in a place in Montreal -- was essentially left in the parking tickets so everybody did it.
But here's the problem with that they use this number 025% of prisoners are are nonviolent drug offenders listen.
Al Capone -- -- nonviolent offender ever hear the Valentine's Day massacre most head of all -- rings are nonviolent offenders a lot of people who run underage sex slave operation would be nonviolent offenders that's not a fair statistic.
Let's look at the numbers of actual people in state -- for crime solely involving marijuana and that's one point 4% as far as marijuana possession.
Zero point 1% so listen if you wanna say it legalized the war on -- legalize drugs and it'll end the war okay let's talk about that but let's not act as though they're rating and putting every single Jeff -- in jail it's just not true but the real problem here is in places like California in places like Colorado where perception of marijuana being harmless.
Increases to its feet.
And I put that in his video the people can see online.
Usage among teenagers increases even though no one saying hey kids go ahead and light up.
What happens if it's legalize it's legalized under the premise that it's harmless and -- teenagers take that as a license to smoke up and bite and many think that if.
-- had -- to -- but aren't you making sort of a progressive argument though which is that.
Look governing as a stepping here because parents aren't what the armed well enough to educate their children they shouldn't be smoking pot we now government to coming here and say you can't go smoking -- -- it's bad for.
No I'm not gonna government to set -- -- -- we should educate people people are pro legalization and brought attention well that's what this video was education and give a problem with that I am oh it's so easy to find.
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It's movement you've got to all right -- up up up a Stephen -- great to see you as always thanks so much what more FOX & Friends in two minutes.