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That's is the strategy to make marijuana legal total con job.
Carlton -- structures -- former Reagan administration.
By drugstore -- and we thank you mr.
For joining us so we flashed up there -- business network the economic gap possibilities.
But this discussions going on state to state.
The legalization of marijuana did you say it's too big of a health risk now obviously cigarettes are legal obviously alcohol is legal why is marijuana different.
McConnell -- have to look at.
Here is whoever thinks that you're going to save money by legalizing drugs and psychotropic drug that impair your ability to the judge distance as -- safety.
Impaired ability to make sure our decisions on a short basis impairs the immune system and you have 45000.
Between fifteen and seventeen -- -- in an emergency room every year because of this product.
And it's growing.
It interferes with the immune system you have no way to -- impairment on the road you have to wait and our measure it.
You have no way to enforce it and you gonna put a product out there it's increasing more accidents it's just doesn't make sense you didn't want to mention my name -- -- Save money you did mention the name of the product that we're talking about your comments there and if I just.
Hadn't listen my question I think for the most part everything you mentioned Erica said what maybe he's talking about alcohol and Budweiser and technological know -- that's -- -- business -- so what's the difference -- -- -- the question.
-- the difference very very simply differences that is alcohol is water soluble we are society we use alcohol -- body disposes of it.
What amounts of body of -- -- marijuana and its constituents.
Art Saudi book and the fat sales of the body the morning -- -- chronicles the mammary -- you name it it's stays in the body for long periods of time you can mayor measuring impairment.
48 hours after smoke and one joint.
Now I walked into your studio right now with a hangover you can pick it up if I walk in your studio hot -- pick it up.
And the safety hazards that they are interest this is a dangerous drug known that would be -- -- approved under any approval process lasted the same question that about cigarettes because.
And I know that there are differences as well but cigarettes are obviously dangerous and it's been proven.
Over the years and we know cigarettes cause cancer on and on and again tobacco huge.
Business and of the taxes.
That are generated for the government also the money dismayed by the tobacco companies but.
You don't see -- comparison there with marijuana.
Yeah let's look at this signal that marijuana contains more cancer causing compounds on the tobacco cigarette but nobody wants to talk about -- We know that that's proven over and over again.
So if you have cancer which they say all marijuana medical quote marijuana is going to cure you cancer.
If you have cancer the oncologists will tell you the first thing you do -- you stop smoking.
There is a comparison between the two tobacco is out there the bucket doesn't impair your ability for distance it doesn't impair your ability to make the decision to doesn't impair -- short term memory it doesn't affect learning.
And in a complex a -- it like we ran we need workers that are a student.
Have clear months and can learn.
I'm glad we -- your view to start us off because we have number of interviews throughout the hour we're gonna talk about the politics of this state to state legalization also the economics of it.
But Carlton -- there with some of the health concerns to start us off -- share.