Neil deGrasse Tyson’s quote — as one would expect — is extremely rational. There is no reason for cannabis to be illegal now, nor for it to have been made illegal in the first place. As deGrasse Tyson points out, alcohol is legal and it has more known health detriments than cannabis. Similarly, tobacco is legal, and that too is more detrimental to one’s health than cannabis. Keeping cannabis illegal is irrational and unscientific. We are not calling for prohibiting alcohol or cigarettes. We are here though to use them as a basis for legalizing cannabis.
And if a great scientist sees the rationality in that, are we off base in wondering why our government cannot?