Even President Obama appears to be ready to legalize marijuana. “As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol” he told the New Yorker - which is hardly the same level of condemnation former Presidents expressed about the idea of legalizing cannabis for recreational enjoyment nation wide.