Obama supports marijuana legalization

President Obama said in an interview with The New Yorker that he supports Colorado and Washington in legalizing and decriminalizing marijuana.

  1. Obama Runs Marijuana Up the Flagpole

    Start here to find out what exactly the President said and what consequences this could have.

  2. Obama nudges the ball forward on marijuana

    After explaining Obama's New Yorker interview, this article explains the potential political advantages of supporting the legalization of...

  3. David Remnick: On and Off the Road with Barack Obama

    The full article that appear in The New Yorker can be found here. Obama's comments about marijuana can be found on page 9.

  4. For First Time, Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

    This Gallup Poll shows that the majority ofAmerican's support legalizing marijuana.

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  5. Patrick Kennedy to President Obama: Pot has changed

    Former Rep. Patrick Kennedy responds to Obama's message about pot by saying that the drug a changed significantly since Obama's youth.

  6. Taking a hit: Anti-drug groups rebuke Obama over marijuana remarks

    This article discusses groups that disagree with Obama's remarks.

  7. Is marijuana as safe as, or safer than, alcohol? | KSL.com

    Learn more about the health risks associated with marijuana.

  8. Obama lights up debate on pot vs. alcohol: Opinionline

    Read the comments of various bloggers and journalists in response to Obama's New Yorker article.

  9. Polis Extends Colorado Cannabis Invite to Obama, Reid

    Colorado Rep. Jared Polis is another politician who supports the legalization of marijuana.

  10. Obama's position on marijuana "hasn't changed," W.H. says

    Here is a video of the White House's statement explaining Obama's comments in The New Yorker.

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