Advocacy

They Said It On Marijuana, Quotable Saturday, Part LXXV

Michael Bloomberg admits to have loved cannabis yet he wants it kept illegal for others.
Michael Bloomberg admits to have loved cannabis yet he wants it kept illegal for others.

You bet I did. And I enjoyed it.

Former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a 2001 NY Magazine interview in response to a question as to whether he smoked cannabis.

Here’s the thing. Bloomberg now vehemently opposes legalization. Apparently politics has overridden truth. And that’s part of the problem. There is a stigma around cannabis that is very different around that for alcohol. Moderate drinking is quite alright in our society but enjoying cannabis is somehow different and wrong. As lawyers trained to be logical and to be able to discern similarities and differences, we do not understand why moderate use of the two should not be viewed as similar and we believe that inexorably the stigma will lessen.

Is there anything inherently wrong with enjoying cannabis?