John Kasich opposed legalizing pot in Ohio and Stephen wants to know why.
Cigarettes and Alcohol?
I’m from Ohio… His stupidity disgusts me
I’m sort of bummed stephen endorsed such a narrow, ignorant, fact-selective point of view by giving it airtime even as he argued with it. boooooooo.
Awesome. Just wish Colbert had been like this agains that Donald Trump.
I fucking love you Stephen
Colbert for President
what the fuck is this guy smoking?
Stephen knows how to bust some balls. That’s why he’s the king
Talking about “drugs”, leaving out alcohol. Ignorance at its best.
“Isn’t that what alcohol is?” “Yeah, well….” Nailed it.
It is no coincidence that the rise of heroin has coincided with marijuana legalization. As soon as the drug lords saw that their profits from marijuana were decreasing they just switched to harder drugs. There are also a ton of side effects of marijuana that no one in the media ever talks about. I hold the media responsible for this current epidemic.
What a backwards-thinking asshat.
fuck this stupid ignorant piece of shit. I bet he owns some type of share in the prison system. force your kids to do what you want with your ignorant old ideas that aren’t even factual but don’t force the country to crawl along with your stupid ass
In Colorado, marijuana usage rates among teens declined after it was legalized for recreational use and study after study shows it is not dangerous for young people and is not a gateway drug. There is no argument for keeping it legal. Kasich is an idiot.
We thought he wouldn’t support the bill because of the potential monopoly in Ohio but tell the public it was purely for family values and the kids. Oh, well look at that we’re right.
Legalizing weed would be a huge blow to the drug cartels
All drugs should be legalized. We can use the tax revenue on education, addition prevention/treatment, greatly improve our prison system, cripple drug cartels/drug violence, end the trillion dollar failure of a drug war and ensure safe drugs for those who are still addicted or want to indulge. No fentonyl, no spice, no chinese bathsalts in MDMA or stric nine in LSD, just good clean drugs for those that will do it regardless.
It seems to be a disease. Looking for a job and having no particular skills, some pot-smoker takes up politics then gets elected to be a governor. The intoxicating power of elected office transforms his thinking from “if it feels good, do it” (President Bush, while in office) to become a moralist with a superior opinion to be forced upon everyone with just one vote to oppose him. I think he lost his next election with that flippant comment about not getting caught smoking pot.
Talk about a mixed message, Alcohol is a drug! But ok for Mom and Dad to get Sloshed every night and Stupid Drunk on the weekend and kill people. But pot proven to be the least and most beneficial of all the Plants/medicine that cures cancer and you can’t overdose ie kill you. Makes the violent calm the Nervous relaxed the depressed happy. Pot is addictive like good food laughter or SEX. The day when the politicians stop separating Alcohol and DRUGS as different then the debate will become honest, not until that point will pot ever get a fair hearing. The Fact that POT is schedule 1 and treated as worse than any other Drug, not even allowed for regular testing as is meth heroin cocaine LSD, even though the US has a Patent on it for medicinal healing, shows how biased and prejudiced the Belief system is and that facts are ignored over opinions. To think that parents would prefer their kids to go off to college and Drink alcohol and not smoke Pot as a choice when the studies and tests prove conclusively Alcohol kills maims and injures MILLIONS of Innocent people every year costing the Taxpayers Billions of Dollars and ruins the Lives of Millions. Pot on the other hand cannot kill you. Pot if Legal would not hurt anyone as no one would go to jail live in fear or have their lives ruined with a Police record or their property seized by some EVIL Police and they do exist. Given the choice to Make all plants legal makes sense. Its when Man in his arrogance starts messing with them and lives in ignorance of their benefit and dangers as Fire proves that we get into trouble. I wonder when CHRISTIAN Politicians will ever honor the SCIENCE as a fact and stop treating facts as just another form of Myth or Belief and opinion. The idea that all facts are not treated as strongly as their beliefs is the problem. They refuse to let the Truth inform them but rather let their beliefs be the truth in light of everything their common senses would tell them if allowed to speak.
good on Stephen for fighting the good fight. this fool has no clue what he’s saying
“Have you ever smoked pot?” “Yes, Stephen but let me explain. This is a simple case of do as I say, not as I do. I could handle smoking pot, but I don’t think the American public is on my level of intelligence and capability.”
“We don’t do that in Ohio” Hahaha… Good one. It’s ok guys, most of us Ohioans forget who he is most of the time. He won’t last.
Yeah well guess what, people commit suicide over alcohol addiction to..talk about that
Yet people kill themselves because they don’t know how to escape from alcoholism. Alcohol has a history of killing tens of thousands every year through drunk driving. Why do we except those deaths, but the deaths caused by suicide are enough to force marijuana prohibition. I thought this was the land of the free? Yet people like Kasich(republicans) are consistently trying to take our freedom away…
He didn’t answer the question about alcohol.
Why make a totally harmless drug illegal? You literally can’t get addicted to it and you can’t overdose…
So ok…now I’m just waiting for this guy to make alcohol illegal and tobacco illegal. I mean hey…that’s what he’s saying right? “We don’t want to send a mix message to our children”. But in reality this guy misses the point completely. People are getting their lifes ruined because pot is illegal. A drug that has been proven many many times that it’s harmless. Maybe not completely harmless but certainly way more harmless than alcohol or tobacco. And getting your record stained and therefore not getting a job for it? Is that fair?? At all??
….Name one person… NAME ONE PERSON. who has taken their own life becuase of fuckign weed.
this fucking guy is a joke. LEGALIZE IT< TAX IT< AND LETS GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE DEFICIT
The United States legalized Cannabis Sativa in 1942 to make equipment for the military during World War II. Please watch the 1942 USDA film, Hemp For Victory. The special tax stamp that is shown in the film reads, “Producer of Marihuana”. “Marihuana” was legalized, taxed, and it helped end global genocide.
Fuck the GOP
I understand both sides of this issue but the cost of locking up people for pot does cost and costing tax payer a lot.
“Sweetheart, drugs are bad and I want you to promise that you’ll *never* do them.
“Now, would you get daddy a beer from the fridge?”
So this is representative of Ohio? Elected governor? Come in Ohio you cannot be this dumb.
Conservatives are full of shit! He didnt even answer the alcohol thing ? Just recently someone ran over a 2 year old child cause she was drunk driving and this happen everyday, HE DIDNT EVEN ANSWER the ALCOHOL question!!!
It’s funny though because they say they don’t want to legalize or decriminalize because they want to keep it out of the hands of kids…but marijuana is WAAAAAAAAAY easier to buy when you’re in high school than liquor. At least when I was in high school it was…with liquor you had to have somebody go to the store and buy it for you or have a fake id or come up with some other scheme…with weed you just buy it in between class from one of the several people who sells it on campus. With these laws they make weed MORE accessible to children while also increasing the risk of giving them criminal records
With all due respect: nobody was grilled here. It was a decent exchange of arguments, and the crowd was just cheering for stephen because he is the host, and legalizing pot is the new cool thing thing to do, after same sex marriage. There was no winner here. Althought Kasisch did evade the questions a bit.
Also the discussion about pot has become quite toxic: You basically can’t say anything against it without being called a backwards thinking conservative. It’s ridiculous.
Also the insane sentences on drug abuse, and the legalization are two completely different things.
I am against the sentences and the legalization by the way.
You just sent a mixed message to your kids by saying don’t do drugs, but daddy did marijuana before.
Why would I want a monopoly on anything just so I can support something. I’m pro pot but that bill should never be legalized
I’m a big old socialist liberal, but I kinda agree
Kasich defiantly would not be a political if he was busted for pot. because now a days a DUI for pot is now a blacklist. he needs to grow a pair and stand up against bullshit assumptions like lacing weed. You can put cocaine in beer if you really wanted; see laced beer.
Legalise almost everything, regulate distribution but do it cheap to put every drug cartel out of business and reduce actual crime.
Too many young potheads didn’t vote, tons of dealers wouldn’t bother voting either way since the illegal aspect makes the price go up and sustains their livelihood. Didn’t help that there were two issues making uninformed voters confused and the main opposition was people who supported legalization but were scared about a business monopoly. Ohio you have failed me.
The FDA said Oxycontin is fine, abolish the FDA.
Don’t drink the Kool-Aid, people! No – seriously – that stuff is poison.
his reasoning for illegal marijuana makes no sense. he keeps bringing up other drugs that have nothing to do with marijuana. What a hack.
this guys racist against marijuanas. fucking disgusting. how is this guy even allowed on the debate stage??
All Kasich is saying is that he doesn’t want to legalize something, he’s talking about helping people in jail for drug offense with rehab, I would rather have that than a world where pot is legalized but people who get addicted to any other drug are forced to rot. I’m pro all drug legalization and government funded rehabilitation centers for drugs but Stephens talking points are bullshit.
Colbert is only tough on Republican candidates.
Look at Portugal, they legalized drugs and it lowered rates
Keep there feet in the fire on this. Anyone still weak kneed on marijuana legalization needs to defend that stand and not just dance away smartly :/
naw, alcohol is much much worse for you
This makes me sad, Kassich imo is the most reasonable GOP cadidate. I don’t agree with his view on marijuanna but his other political positions are good. To bad this is the only side you guys will see of Kassich if you are already not familiar with him.
Watch him squirm!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This ignorant says himself that the drug problem has never been so rampant as today. Still he’s not getting to the point that the whole “war on drugs” has been a complete failure. The only ones who profited from this multi trillion dollar waste of money is the prisonindustry, arms industry and of course the mobsters along with thousands of corrupted cops. Anybody who wants his kids to grow up in a safer enviroment should by all means support a complete legalization and regulation of all illegal drugs.
I have never told my daughter that alcohol is OK….
I am quite OK with medical marijuana which would have passed in Ohio…..
I think the issue is with this conceptual thinking we shouldn’t be allowing our children to use tobacco or alcohol- historically dangerous or addictive but yet legal. The term “drugs” in and of itself is a relative term in that the entire medical industry relies on drugs (medications) to accomplish everything from sedation to regulation; marijuana is also a relatively popular treatment for a myriad of afflictions.
I used to hate the idea of legalization too but honestly, what’s the point of criminalizing the substance? People are going to get their hands on it, people are going to use it and nothing will stop that. We can go 2 routes, one is seemingly ineffective and has yet to work and the other we can profit off of and regulate to make sure it’s done as safe as possible.
First time i did other drugs like Cocaine and MDMA i was drunk not high… When high on weed i was paranoid and didnt feel confortable trying hard drugs. Wich one is the gateway drug again?!??
Why didn’t he answer the damn question about Alcohol? Is he stupid? It’s the biggest gateway there is!
A culture that uses substances to distort your brain in general is the problem (if you’re going to claim that there even is a problem). Either you clump all drugs together (which is stupid) or you don’t, in which case you should make a distinction between heavy drugs and Marijuana (which is actually better than alcohol).
How is it that you guys don’t manage to pin your politicians on such a simple subject? It’s ridiculous.
Just push the shit out of them by asking about alcohol and the rates of death due to it, the rates of accidents, crime, vandalism, being a gateway to heavier drugs, to bad behavior, you name it! Keep asking the damn question and add facts to it until they answer!
Republican’s will never win the general elections
why did they clap at 2:45?
I injected just one whole marijuana and now i am dead.
why can’t people who think like this guy just die and go to hell where they belong?
Colbert – “Isn’t that what alcohol is?”
Kasich – *Oh shit better backtrack and change the subject*
UHH HEROIN OXYCONTIN
THATS NOT MARIJUANA YOU FUCKING DUNCE
Colbert has better political discussions on his show than any other on tv
everything this moron just said was a mind numbing cesspool of crap.
The legalization for cannabis is for adults, not for kids.
I would tear it a part piece by piece but it would be a total waste of time.
Telling children not to do somthing could make them wonder. They need to hear the results. They need to hear how hard it is to get a job. What damage is done to the body. I am for Medical Pot. It does help with pain.
Mixed message? Doctors prescribe methamphetamine to children if the children meet the right criteria, and it’s used as a “weight loss drug” under the brand name “Desoxyn”. People drink coffee everyday and we encourage that kind of addiction. Doctors will give you pretty much anything if you meet the right criteria and children are aware that it’s okay to buy cigarettes and alcohol if you’re an adult. Alcohol is one of the few drugs that can kill you while you withdrawal. Cigarettes are one of the most difficult addictions to break, if not the most difficult. Then, after all the drugs handed out to children’s parents, if not the children themselves, and the ubiquity of alcohol in our culture, the “mixed message” is supposed to be telling people that cannabis shouldn’t be illegal? How about we stop telling people to stop doing drugs, because that’s a stupid thing to say to begin with. This has nothing to do with drugs and everything to do with character. The issue isn’t the drugs, the issue is educating people about them, treating addictions effectively, and educating ourselves about mental health. Educating people about drugs is a lot easier if we stop lying to everyone about how much we actually value drugs as a culture. I’m so sick of this conversation, and I’m so sick of the division it causes. *If you respect your fellow man, and you work hard in your private life and have flourishing relationships, I won’t judge you for what you choose to do with your consciousness. It’s your consciousness.*
The sad thing is that he is one of the more sane Republicans running for POTUS.
We should all send this guy some asprin in the mail.
I think it’s stupid to do mind-altering drugs, but this guy doesn’t seem to realize that we do drugs all the time.
You are either for weed, smokes and booze, or you are against weed smokes and booze. Weed is the least damaging and least costly of the three. It’s like saying you’re all for seatbelts, but kids might get their finger caught in the brakes, so we don’t want cars with brakes.
he lies!!! I’m from Ohio, they love throwing ppl in jail!! my buddy got taken in for 0.15g of marijuana!!!
Non violent offensives in Ohio are also child molestation, murder and rape. I can’t wait to leave this state. This place ruins people lives hands down.
Liberal Colbert needs to understand pot is a gateway drug
this guy can’t explain his way out of a wet paper bag.
Insert obligatory obnoxious Bernie Sanders comment.
In Portugal, drug use was rampant until they legalized pretty much all drugs. Once you can tax it, it stops being profitable and people stop selling it.
What a crock of shit. He’s just conflating pot and heroin, and then expecting us to not notice and accept what he’s saying at face value.
I think drugs should have a limit just like alcohol
I don’t dislike Kasich. I think that if the Democratic party HAS to lose come 2016, he’s the best choice in the Republican party. I’d rather him than Trump or Carson or Rubio. He seems to be the most competent out of the bunch.
Police and politicians logic on drug use in this country:
DRUGS CAN RUIN YOUR LIFE. SO IF I CATCH YOU WITH DRUGS, IM SENDING YOU TO PRISON, AND RUINING YOUR LIFE.
What a dumbass.
Note how Kasich keeps coming back and conflating marijuana with “drugs.” He keeps wanting to elevate pot to the same level as meth and heroin and ducking the bad consequences of society treating pot as if it was meth or heroin. But it’s not the same thing and the whole point is that pot is safer than cigarettes and alcohol, which are both legal.
Marijuana has been partially decriminalized in Ohio for years. You can have up to 100g and the only punishment is $150 and depending on the circumstances maybe a temporary suspension of your driver’s license . This won’t even go on your criminal record as it’s a minor misdemeanor. No one is being locked up for possessing marijuana for personal consumption in Ohio. It isn’t even a felony until you’re caught with more than 200g.
Kasich is a dick and has always been a dick.
“I don’t want kids to think it’s ok to take drugs” “but alcohol” “lol nm idk”
did he literally just say “we don’t even want serious drug addicts to be locked in prison for the rest of their life”…..?
title of the video is at least weird
Con-tinous con-flation by the con-man Kasich whose public persona is defined by his ability to comfortably sit in the media spotlight and spout pompous platitudes endlessly because, like that other Oxycontin abusing con-man Rush, he has been in the business of selling people things they don’t know they do not need on the airwaves for his whole career.
Don’t do drugs (but being addicted to nicotine, caffeine, or alcohol is okay). These politicians are full of it.
Fuck this guy.
I’m a democrat but this guy seems pretty cool for the most part
Conservatives love their alcohol, why can’t they let liberals love their marijuana?
This bullshit they pull out of their ass when they say that it’s somehow more potent now than it was back then.
Let the people do whatever they want as long as they dont harm others. ‘Murica is the land of the free, innit? Why force an unnecessary law upon the people?
We should keep pot illegal because heroin.
Drop out Kasich.
Is there any validity in what this guy is saying?
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