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.