Kevin Sabet, who served as a senior drug policy adviser in the Obama administration, said Sunday that it was unlikely the federal government would allow states to legalize marijuana.
“I think the administration has been very clear and the president has
been very clear that he is against legalization,” he said on MSNBC’s Up with Chris Hayes.
“From public health grounds, we know with legalization we are going to
have a cheaper drug, more people are going to use it, it is just going
to be more socially acceptable and according to the NIH [National
Institutes of Health] that is a problem for one in six kids — it is not a
problem for everybody, but it can be a problem on the roads and for IQ
and learning, et cetera.”