Obama Doesn’t Plan To Crack Down On Washington And Colorado

Obama Doesn’t Plan To Crack Down On Washington And Colorado
World

All those lighting up in Washington and Colorado can relax for the moment.

In an interview with ABC News’ Barbara Walters, President Barack Obama stated that he doesn’t believe that the federal government should be spending their time and resources on cracking down on recreational drug use in the two states that have deemed marijuana to be legal.

The President said:

“We’ve got bigger fish to fry. It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it’s legal.”

There was speculation that the President may take legal action against the western states seeing as how pot smoking is illegal under federal law.

However, the President did admit that he asked Attorney General Eric Holder to take a look at the legal issues surrounding conflicting federal and state drug laws.

Adding that “at this point” he does not support nationwide legalization of marijuana.

Paul Hudson | Elite. 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Paul Hudson

A young writer, philosopher, and entrepreneur, Paul Hudson has been writing for Elite Daily nearly since the start. Currently located in Manhattan, Paul Hudson primarily devotes his time between writing for Elite Daily and the two entrepreneurial endeavors he is currently pursuing: a mining company in Turkey and a video content platform called lilHub. He loves sharing his life experiences with his readers and makes sure to practice what he preaches.

More In World

Also On Elite

Nightlife

The Guide To A Perfect Night Out According To Jäger

Life is about living, and living is about partying and partying is most definitely about Jäger. In the bustling metropolis known as New York City, there will always be somewhere to go, someone to see and some Jäger to be poured. We’re young, we’re alive and we never want to forget these perfect nights. At […]

World

Man Sick And Tired Of The Cold Decides To Protest Winter (Photo)

This winter has been going on for way too long. Sure, wearing fly jackets and tough boots is cool, but I’m just tired of this sh*t and want to swang off with some Hawaiian shirts already! One older gentleman feels the same exact way, which is why he hit the streets and held a solo […]

World

The Underwater Search For MH370 Could Cost A Quarter Billion Dollars

An underwater vehicle made by a private American company is currently searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370. It has come up with nothing after four missions covering nearly 50 square miles of sea. If the US continues employing private companies to search for the plane, it could cost a quarter of a billion dollars. […]

Sports

2014 NBA Draft Preview: Are These Underclassmen Everything They’re Hyped Up To Be?

This year’s upcoming NBA draft class is expected to be the best since 2003, which headlined players like LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony and Dwayne Wade. Some of the anticipated freshmen in this draft have been described as having a multitude of praiseworthy adjectives. Players, such as Andrew Wiggins, have been dubbed as “the next LeBron […]