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Trevor Noah Mocks the Trump Aministration's Obsolete Views About Marijuana

"There's another reason that it's weird Trump's attorney general is against marijuana..."

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"Daily Show"'s Trevor Noah celebrated the annual stoner holiday 4/20 with two major announcements; His overview of Attorney General Jeff Sessions' looming weed war being the less horrifying of the two. 

"Calm down, Jeff Sessions. Think of the upside, man: More people smoke marijuana, more people buy your cookies," Noah joked, drawing a comparison between the Attorney General and the Keebler Elf. 

But in all seriousness, "Legalizing marijuana has already created thousands of full-time jobs and it's raised hundreds of millions of dollars in tax revenue, a lot of which has gone toward public schools," pointed Noah.

Over half the population now believes marijuana should be made legal and nearly 30 states have legalized medical marijuana due to its wide-ranging health benefits. 

"There's pretty solid evidence that it can be helpful in alleviating, chronic pain in adults, nausea from chemotherapy, and then spasticity or muscle spasm in people with multiple sclerosis," explained Noah. 

But "there's another reason that it's weird Trump's attorney general is against marijuana," the host added, a theory he admits, "might sound crazy," despite his evidence to back it up. 

"I have a theory that President Donald Trump is always high," revealed Noah. "Because just look at it-- he forgets people's names, he mixes up Iraq and Syria, and what do high people always do? They forget where they put things. And last week Donald Trump didn't just lose his keys, he lost the navy." 

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Alexandra Rosenmann is an AlterNet associate editor. Follow her @alexpreditor.

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