Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is right here for authorized weed


Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson bought actual about marijuana throughout a Fb Reside query session Monday.

The episode of StarTalk with co-host comic Chuck Good became a dialog about legalizing weed. One viewer requested if Tyson agreed with the late astronomer Carl Sagan that marijuana must be legalized.

Tyson responded rationally as ever, making the argument that different substances, reminiscent of alcohol, are authorized, so why not weed.

“In case you actually analyze it, relative to different issues which might be authorized, there’s no cause for it to ever have been made unlawful within the system of legal guidelines,” he stated through the present. “Alcohol is authorized and it will probably mess you up far more than smoking a couple of Js.”

“Alcohol is authorized and it will probably mess you up far more than smoking a couple of Js.”

His co-host Good poked enjoyable at him for his pot lingo. “I can inform you’ve by no means smoked weed in your life,” he chided.

Tyson countered, “The final time I used to be like in a cloud of it, thats how individuals spoke.”

He then moved on, naturally, to the similarities of inhaling helium and passing a joint earlier than getting again to extra space-oriented questions. 

The dialog begins across the 11-minute mark within the video above. 

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