?When I was a kid, I inhaled frequently. That was the point.?
–Barack Obama, (Source: here)
In a recent interview President Obama made some surprising comments about the legalization of marijuana in the United States:
“At a certain point, if enough states end up decriminalizing [marijuana], then Congress may then reschedule marijuana.”
“I think there’s no doubt that our criminal justice system, generally, is so heavily skewed toward cracking down on non-violent drug offenders that it has had a terrible effect on many communities, rendering a lot of folks unemployable because they got felony records, disproportionate prison sentences. It costs a huge amount of money to states and a lot of states are figuring that out.”
“But what I’m encouraged by is you’re starting to see not just liberal Democrats, but also very conservative Republicans recognize this [prison sentences] doesn’t make sense.”? (Source: Fool.com)
Obama on Marijuana