President Obama raised some eyebrows when he downplayed the risks of smoking marijuana, likening it to drinking alcohol or smoking cigarettes.

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“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,” Obama said in an interview with The New Yorker last weekend.

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Bishop Ron Allen, president of the International Faith Based Coalition, reacted strongly to the president's comments in an interview with Steve Doocy this morning.

"He seems to be aligning himself with drug legalizers and drug dealers and drug pushers in the sense that we hear him quoting their mantra. That marijuana is less harmful than alcohol and tobacco. ... It's insane, Mr. President, to legalize another drug," said Allen, arguing that the country has enough problems with the deaths caused by alcohol abuse and smoking.

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Allen then directed a question to President Obama.

"Is this the legacy that you want to leave the youth of this nation? A drug-riddled nation for our youth?"

Watch the full interview above and tell us what you think about the marijuana legalization push.