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Obama says users shouldn’t be targets in states that legalized pot


This news story was published on December 15, 2012.
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In the wake of the states of Washington and Colorado legalizing the use of marijuana, President Barack Obama told the press that federal authorities should not target persons who use marijuana recreationally in those states.

“It does not make sense from a prioritization point of view for us to focus on recreational drug users in a state that has already said that under state law that’s legal,” Obama told ABC News.  “You’ve seen the voters speak on this issue.”

Obama said the issue is tricky because Congress has not yet weighed in on the issue not changed any laws.

Under federal law, marijuana is an illegal drug.  After a November 6th vote, Colorado and Washington voters approved measures that make it legal for persons to hold up to one ounce of pot.

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    Katie Reply Report comment

    December 15, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Too bad he doesn’t respect Arizona’s laws.