Obama’s belief that pot’s less risky than alcohol (sort of) is refreshing, says Mason Tvert


In the latest issue of the New Yorker, President Barack Obama says marijuana isn’t more dangerous than alcohol and is actually less so in at least one significant way.
Obama, who admits to smoking pot during his younger years but has spoken critically about the substance, hasn’t turned into a cheerleader for weed.
But Marijuana Policy Project spokesman Mason Tvert is still upbeat about the President’s statements and hopes they signal more progressive cannabis policies on the part of his administration. Denver Westword has more.