NEW YORK: Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg slammed the legalization of pot during a trip to Colorado this weekend, calling it “one of the stupider things” happening in the United States.
The socially liberal former mayor, who has admitted to consuming marijuana decades ago, argued that states that move to legalize the plant for recreational and medical purposes are risking children’s intelligence.
“What are we going to say in 10 years when we see all these kids whose IQs are five and 10 points lower than they would have been?” Bloomberg said Friday night at the Aspen Institute, according to The Aspen Times.
“I couldn’t feel more strongly about it,” Bloomberg added. “This is one of the stupider things that’s happening across our country.”