Nancy Grace trashes recreational pot users as “fat and lazy”

Nancy GraceThe jury is still out on whether recreational pot use should be legalized nationally, but HLN’s Nancy Grace has already made up her mind: recreational pot users are a danger to children and society. And if you disagree with her, well you’re likely “fat and lazy” and “lethargic, sitting on the sofa eating chips,” in Grace’s opinion.

As part of sister network CNN’s ongoing coverage of Colorado’s and Washington’s historic decisions to legalize pot, Nancy Grace joined CNN host Brooke Baldwin Monday afternoon to air her grievances on pot use in America. Grace, a former prosecutor who claims to have read “every shred of scientific and research out there” on recreational use, told Baldwin she thinks legalizing marijuana is a “horrible” idea after seeing the effects it had on defendants.

“I mean, come on, ask yourself, do you want your cab driver to be high on pot? How about your airplane pilot? What about that?” Grace opined, before being interrupted by an incredulous looking Baldwin.

Colorado began allowing sales of pot last week, and Washington is expected to follow suit this spring. In both states, pot users will be faced with similar restrictions as alcohol consumers. For instance, pot can be legally consumed in both states by people ages 21 and over, public use is forbidden and sales must stop at Midnight. And most importantly, driving under the influence of pot is illegal. Anyone whose THC levels test higher than 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood or who fails a field sobriety test will be slapped with a DUI. In CNN’s own pot experiment last February, a driving instructor found that marijuana users with more than three times that amount in their systems would have passed a basic driving test.

Unlike alcohol, pot users are limited in how much of the substance they can purchase at one time. Colorado residents are restricted to purchasing one ounce per transaction, while out of state buyers are only allowed to purchase a quarter-ounce.

Even when presented with the argument that when smoked responsibly in a “private confined space,” weed is not dangerous, Grace refused to budge, instead attacking pot users generally as unfit parents and a threat to pubic safety.

“You mean like a private space like your home, where you’re supposed to be taking care of your children? Or cooking at a gas stove? Or lighting a fireplace? You mean that place? Yeah, no. Not a good idea,” Grace retorted. “Look, I don’t want, when I’m at work, I don’t want my babysitter high on pot. Alright? Does anybody? Do you want your children, do you want your parents, your sister, your brother to be taken care of or driven around by somebody on pot because it’s OK in Colorado?”

“You know what, Colorado, gets what they asked for,” Grace continued.

A nervously laughing Baldwin noted that she knows there’s folks watching who both agree strongly and disagree strongly yelling at the TV, to which Grace remarked, “The ones disagreeing are lethargic sitting on the couch eating chips. [They are] fat and lazy. There!”

“Oh that is a bad statement, Nancy Grace,” Baldwin responded, wincing, as Grace repeatrf her claim that pot users are “fat and lazy.”

The discussion on safe use of pot continued for a couple minutes before Grace somewhat playfully accused Baldwin, who mostly seems exasperated with Grace as a person at this point, of being on the side of pot users.

Anyone who isn’t openly accusing pot users of being “fat and lazy” is so obviously looking forward to the day when they can up in their free time, of course.

Watch the cringe worthy exchange below.

 

 

 

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