Prohibitionists were outraged by President Obama's recent observation that marijuana is safer than alcohol—not because it is not true, says Jacob Sullum, but because it contradicts the central myth underlying public support for the war on drugs. According to that myth, Sullum writes in Forbes, certain psychoactive substances are so dangerous that they cannot be tolerated, and the government has scientifically identified them. In reality, he says, the distinctions drawn by our drug laws are arbitrary, and marijuana is the clearest illustration of that fact.
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