Obama: Marijuana Should Be Treated Like ‘Cigarettes or Alcohol’

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Obama: Marijuana Should Be Treated Like ‘Cigarettes or Alcohol’

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In an “exit interview” with Rolling Stone magazine, President Obama said that marijuana use should be treated as a public-health issue similar to tobacco or alcohol and called the current patchwork of state and federal laws regarding the drug “untenable.”

In the Rolling Stone interview published this week, Obama also reiterated his long-standing position that changing federal marijuana laws is not something the president can do unilaterally.

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