Neil deGrasse Tyson Agrees: There's 'No Reason' For Marijuana To Be Illegal

The world’s most famous astrophysicist is pro-marijuana legalization.

In a Facebook Live event with cohost Chuck Nice, Neil deGrasse Tyson fielded a question from journalist and Marijuana Majority founder Tom Angell: “Do you agree with Carl Sagan and most US voters that marijuana should be legalized?”

Tyson responded:

“If you really analyze it, relative to other things that are legal, there’s no reason for it to ever have been made illegal in the system of laws.”

He went on: “Alcohol is legal and it can mess you up way more than smoking a few J's,”

So there you have it - the man behind the recent, stoner-friendly iteration of ‘Cosmos’ sees no reason not to legalize.

It’s worth noting, too, that Tyson’s connection to Carl Sagan is more than one of professional admiration. The scientist - and author of a pro-marijuana essay under the pseudonym ‘Mr X’ - invited a starstruck young Tyson to Cornell University to give him a personal tour. Check out Tyson telling the story on Beats 1:


This Massachusetts Democrat - and 2020 presidential candidate - has a strong history of supporting veterans' access to medical marijuana. Over the years, Congressman Seth Moulton has acted as the primary sponsor on three cannabis-related bills—all of them focusing on improving veteran access to medical marijuana. As an Iraq War vet himself, Moulton has taken a strong stance in supporting the health and well-being of other veterans who continue to be barred from accessing medical marijuana - even in states where it's legal - because federal prohibition prevents Veterans Affairs from letting vets use medical cannabis.

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