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-- are we crazy segment tonight legalizing pot.
As you may know I oppose that because putting another and toxic and on -- market doesn't help the country and says he absolutely wrong message to children.
Who wants to become involved in any kind of mind altering substance cease to be children.
In 1980 just 24% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana.
But now that numbers skyrocketed to 52%.
According to new pew research poll so why the change.
-- several Los Angeles doctor Wendy Walsh psychologist and from San Diego doctor -- Faris also a psychologist is walls an attorney to -- departure first up why the change.
Yeah -- I think this is interesting so I think for millennial homes which are people born after 1977.
They don't see that pot is really a problem that -- is out like alcohol and prohibition so why not make it legal.
I think the more interesting data out of this study shows that.
Baby boomers have really changed -- views and that's happened mostly in the last seven years.
I think that's more about -- wasting money on the drug war and locking up people.
This is really a social issue and shouldn't be a legal issue.
OK but I mean as we've showed last night with a hard drugs that violent crime has dropped dramatically since we still did start.
Locking up drug traffickers and and very few marijuana users get jail time anyway.
To -- -- why do you think the change in marijuana legalization from 1980 to now.
I agree with doctor -- I think baby boomers are older play any of them have tried marijuana or they're using now on now they're kids -- come on -- at come of age to add it to the -- populations so it's simple math.
And in addition I just don't think tax payers want to spend money prosecuting marijuana whether we spend money keeping these people in jail.
-- whether we just have to put into the court system for a misdemeanor.
I don't want my tax money on that there are other places I want my tax money spent.
OK so you both say that the demographic change that baby boomers now and their children because they've been inculcated by the baby boomer mentality.
The traditional Americans who are dying out and and then they -- drug prohibitions of the fifties and sixties before the Vietnam thing that makes common sense to me.
But I feel that the legalization of marijuana and then adds another toxic into the marketplace.
Sends a message to children that it's finally get stoned.
As you both know and I don't think you disagree with me child gets involved it's up to speed alcohol marijuana or any other drug that's the end of their childhood they're gone.
And ending the unintended consequences just ripples so isn't it better for America doctor forced to say you know.
This isn't a good thing and we're not gonna put the legal that tag on it because it's not good for society.
You know bill act IE I don't agree with I I think you can't legalize that I think you -- you -- Merrill founded the society doctor farce.
No I think the sound byte has to change bill and you and I -- agreement on we need to protect kids the problem is -- when celebrities get out there endorsing these things.
The message about the science.
Doesn't get out there and the design you says using -- legalization where we'll have.
The -- it's like Snoop -- in the -- morons.
Actually you paid.
-- to do commercials pro marijuana you think that's gonna.
Not gonna sink into the kids and all of back to come I do think it's gonna seek end to the kids I think the message has to be different -- -- institute a draft of and.
-- we need enforcement and -- even worse the laws that are there.
Well you're not supposed to be selling their wanted to somebody at age 21 shouldn't be selling -- near I'm -- anti Eisner and marijuana.
And beer and on -- over the place so let's live in the real world not the dream world.
All right -- never going to be able to control of cloven -- kids never has been an ever will be it's all about my -- -- -- to him about messaging that's what it's about.
All right I'm really do you -- Thirty seconds hall in a bar and you're under 21 that establishment will lose their license because you're out and doesn't -- -- -- -- -- Any high school that's all you need to do and you'll -- beer and marijuana all over the place any one in the country.
Doctor force -- Bill the message has to be really clear.
Yes may be I smoke first as a parents.
But this is bad for kids brains.
And in fact the science shows that it's bad for kids here and and then walk down sham and eleven and there's a big marijuana display.
No I'm not saying there's a big marijuana -- being -- there should know we know how to put him protections we have to learn don't shoot.
Guys understand what happened in LA what happened in Denver what's happening in Washington State when you legalize it it's.
Every way error OK he's -- your way now regulate it tax now.
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