Barack Obama, JD, 44th President of the United States, stated the following in an article by David Remnick dated Jan. 27, 2014, titled "Going the Distance," and published in the New Yorker:

“As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”

Jan. 27, 2014