No wonder Mike Gravel isn’t a front runner.
Democratic presidential candidate Mike Gravel told a group of high school students on Sunday that marijuana is safer than alcohol.
Speaking to a group of students at Phillips Exeter Academy, he said that he believes people should be able to buy marijuana in package stores.
“Alcohol is a heck of a lot worse than marijuana, and I’m sure a lot of you have tripped out on alcohol,” Gravel said. “It’s a lot safer to do it on marijuana.”
Gravel has called for the decriminalization of minor drug offenses and better treatment for abuses of hard drugs.
Can you imagine the conversation in the homes of hundreds of students that evening?
“Hi Mom, Hi Dad, I’m home from school. I had a good day – got a B+ on a math quiz, oh, and a Democratic presidential candidate spoke at an assembly. He said we should all smoke weed because it’s safer than drinking.”
Don’t miss the video here. Listen closely, I think you can even hear the kids giggling in the background. Nice.
2008 Election, New Hampshire, Politics, Pop Culture, War on Drugs, Mike Gravel