Marijuana use is “destroying the country”

At the non-partisan political panel marathon Politicon this weekend, columnist Ann Coulter made some remarkable claims about marijuana during a debate with Ana Kasparian.

The topic turned to criminal justice and marijuana toward the end of a discussion featuring Coulter and Kasparian of The Young Turks, a progressive new-media news outlet, and moderated by journalist Touré.

“I love marijuana,” Kasparian said before making the point that that despite similar usage rates, African Americans are arrested and prosecuted for weed at much higher rates than their white counterparts.

“I don’t care if you’re black, white, Asian, Latino, doesn’t matter, you shouldn’t be prosecuted for marijuana possession. That’s a gigantic waste of our resources,” she added.

Coulter rebutted both parts of Kasparian’s argument with a set of inflammatory statements.

“There have been further studies where they actually drug test the person after asking ‘Do you smoke pot, or have you…

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