Obama On Pot Smokers: “Bigger Fish To Fry”

Posted by | December 14, 2012 12:38 | Filed under: Top Stories

President Obama says prosecuting marijuana users in states where they are now legal is not a priority.

“We’ve got bigger fish to fry,” Obama said in an interview with ABC’s Barbara Walters.

Some White House and Justice Department officials have indicated the administration was pursuing a strong legal stance against states like Washington and Colorado, where citizen-passed ballot initiatives legalizing marijuana have been enacted. But in the exclusive interview with Walters, Obama suggested that federal enforcement was not at the top of the administration’s to-do list.

“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,” he said.

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By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.

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