Patrick Kennedy: Marijuana industry will be the next tobacco industry

Project SAM Chairman Patrick Kennedy told MSNBC that the United States needs to halt efforts to legalize marijuana:

“It’s already in 18 states,” he warned on MSNBC. “It is going even further, and before we know it, we’re going to wake up one day and have another tobacco industry. It is going to be called the marijuana industry. We already know what big tobacco did to our kids. Joe Camel targeted kids. We know what the alcohol and liquor industry has done. They target children. They also market to people who are alcoholics, frankly, and they flood the market and make it accessible. I don’t think we need a new legalized drug in our country.

“Nine of 10 addicts start as kids — as I did.”

You can read Raw Story’s account here.

And here’s the video: