The U.S. government might officially consider marijuana more dangerous than alcohol, but at least one Fox News personality thinks otherwise.
On Tuesday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was fretting about children smoking marijuana now that Washington state and Colorado had legalized it Columnist Charles Krauthammer, however, informed him marijuana was safer than alcohol.
“If I were starting a society from scratch and had to choose the intoxicant, I would outlaw alcohol and I’d allow marijuana,” Krauthammer said. “It’s benign compared to alcohol. The problem is this, Bill, you never start society from scratch. Alcohol is engrained in the culture. We learned that in prohibition. You have to regulate it. My question is, do we really want to add a second intoxicant onto that? Because who knows, it leads to other things.”
O’Reilly continued to complain that American culture — and rap music in particular — was actively harming children by promoting the use of marijuana.
Krauthammer responded by voicing his support for the noncontroversial view that children shouldn’t be stoned.
“The worst thing about a stoned child is that they’re missing out on periods of learning,” he said.