Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson got real about marijuana during a Facebook Live question session Monday.
The episode of StarTalk with co-host comedian Chuck Nice turned into a conversation about legalizing weed. One viewer asked if Tyson agreed with the late astronomer Carl Sagan that marijuana should be legalized.
Tyson responded rationally as ever, making the argument that other substances, such as alcohol, are legal, so why not weed.
“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 said during the show. “Alcohol is legal and it can mess you up way more than smoking a few Js.” Read more…