WASHINGTON, Jan. 14 (UPI) -- HLN anchor Nancy Grace took up the issue of marijuana legalization with rapper 2 Chainz in a segment where she condemned widespread legalization.
Grace, who has ardently argued against legalization, showed the rapper a video of a woman trying to force her child to smoke marijuana and tried tell him to "think of the children."
"It's the same thing we talked about earlier, darling, with the legalization of alcohol," 2 Chainz responded. "You will find some footage like this, but everybody is not doing this. Some people actually love their child. Some people know that it's obviously wrong, so this is nothing to really argue about; these people are obviously imbeciles. You can't use this case to define an entire community."
Legalization advocates agreed with the rapper.
"It is unfortunate that Nancy Grace is content to continue her groundless fear-mongering campaign against the responsible regulation of marijuana," said Erik Altieri, communications director for marijuana-legalization nonprofit NORML. "With her outrageous claims that marijuana legalization in Colorado would set off a statewide crime wave proven false by the fact crime was down across the board in the state in 2014, it seems she is willing to keep tilting at windmills for the sake of ratings rather than simply admit she was wrong. One has to wonder, when it comes to Nancy Grace and her outlandish remarks, is reefer madness to blame?"