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California folks San Francisco want to crack down on smoking in public but it's okay if you want to light up but joint.
I know crazy at the same time it seems more Republican lawmakers across the country are changing their approach to the war on drugs joining me now Fox News legal analyst police -- -- -- so what do you make of that it's crazy I'm sorry I as a prosecutor I prosecuted the war on drugs and the minute we give up on the war on drugs.
We lose a war on drugs let's start though with marijuana -- -- And so appear in San Francisco they're considering passing a lot whereby if you smoke a cigarette -- that's okay that's okay by nurses know I don't know if you smoke a cigarette that's not okay -- the end.
He's -- any smoke pot.
-- -- -- -- -- let's backtrack for 12 but the pot that.
When you and I never smoked of course but the -- that was there when you an ever growing up is not the same pot it's much more.
-- is just got so much more if it's officer much stronger and and really is very different not the united edit course we did not but it's much stronger.
So you've got that OK and then it cigarettes.
And that's you know cigarettes are not -- pay either.
But you're gonna say that that's okay you couldn't smoke pot on the Streets of San Francisco and let our kids see that and now ought to be fair they're saying it's medical marijuana that I don't just -- adjusted described of people.
But couldn't smokers -- -- discrimination to -- they haven't success with that do you think not class action see you know -- is very hard to prosecute as you know.
Carry her to -- a class action gonna prove damages and privy were damaged and it will be years down the road so.
Kenneth happen yes will it happen probably not very.
You know we talked about at the top of the segment about how Republicans are starting to say hey you know maybe we need a slowdown in the war on drugs.
And -- -- listen to what New Jersey governor Chris Christie had to say.
War on drugs.
-- well -- has been a failure.
There were warehousing it didn't people everyday and state prisons in New Jersey giving -- no treatment send them back out on the -- -- -- -- -- tone of incarceration.
Sorry so Christie's made the point that it -- 49000.
Dollars a year -- -- in jail.
If they break these drug laws and it cost 24000 dollars a year to treat.
I -- -- so he's saying I can't afford this essentially your reaction wrong he's wrong and I I love the governor but he's really wrong on this one because.
You when you give up then that means that just a lower levels again the marijuana goes to the cocaine ghosts and everybody else is saying -- the -- drug.
You know I've been Telerate for sang -- yes it is it's a Gateway drug and I've seen it in in the prosecutions I've had would you get into and -- Even -- -- only get up higher and higher and higher they would.
-- -- that business and every end loading if you I'll start trying different drugs think when they start with one -- Europe can't give up well here's Rich Lowry from national review listen this no one crafting American life from scratch purely on the basis of public health.
Would make marijuana illegal while alcohol which is much more damaging to society he says is -- legal.
Well but for right now one is legal one is illegal so I'm not condone -- either one of them.
Everything used in abundance is too much even -- marijuana in this in this capacity Terry again you've got to realize it's so potent what we're talking about here.
That you can say that that's fine for just even a little tiny bit when I was -- -- has zero tolerance on marijuana.
And I honestly I have people come back -- years later and say.
This kind of weird for defendants say -- thank you at least thanks.
Thank fascinating story and I'm sure this is a debate that's gonna play out for awhile -- thanks for coming on caught up with about a.