Sean Hannity: I can drink two beers and not feel anything, so pot is more dangerous

By Eric W. Dolan
Friday, January 24, 2014 11:12 EDT
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On his show Thursday night, Fox News host Sean Hannity asserted that the harms of marijuana shouldn’t be compared to alcohol because you can drink a beer and not “get high.”

“I’m not sure if I agree with the dangers because when you smoke pot you get high,” he remarked in an interview with Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO). “Do you drink beer? I drink beer.”

“I have drank beer. Yes,” Polis replied.

“Alright, I can drink a beer or two and I don’t really feel anything, right?” Hannity said. “But you can’t smoke a joint and not feel something.”

Polis pointed out that alcohol was associated with deaths from overdoses and accidents, while the same wasn’t true for cannabis.

“You didn’t answer my question,” Hannity responded. “I said you can drink a beer and you cannot get high. If you smoke pot, you will get high.”

“Look, you can use anything in moderation or anything in excess,” Polis said.

“But if you smoke any marijuana, you’re going to get high,” Hannity shot back.

The Fox News host concluded that the legalization of marijuana would “open a door” because marijuana is a “gateway drug.”

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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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