Kudlow: Is the left ‘trying to weaken America’ with legal pot?

By Eric W. Dolan
Thursday, November 8, 2012 22:23 EDT
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On his show Thursday night, CNBC host Larry Kudlow wondered if the left was “trying to weaken America” by legalizing marijuana.

“So Colorado and Washington state made history on Tuesday, becoming the first states to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. I just want to ask if liberals trounced on American values and by the way productivity also,” Kudlow said at the beginning of the segment, which was entitled “Liberals’ Pipe Dream: A Nation of Stoners?”

Kudlow’s guest, actress Janine Turner, said marijuana legalization stole “the promise of America.” She warned that it would now be easier for high school students in Colorado and Washington state to obtain the drug.

Kudlow then asked Turner if marijuana legalization was “a little too much freedom.”

“Freedom is great, but is this too much freedom? The kind of freedom that might hurt this country?” he said.

Turner agreed, saying that marijuana was a gateway drug — a fact disputed by scientific research. She later added marijuana legalization was “opening this huge, huge lion’s den of problems.”

Turner said it was ironic liberals wanted to limit calories in school lunches “and yet go ahead and smoke marijuana.”

Watch video, via MoxNews.com, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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