Obama: Federal prohibition not ‘tenable’ after state marijuana votes

“We’re going to have to have a more serious conversation about how we are treating marijuana and our drug laws generally”
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Saturday, November 5, 2016

obama-yes-we-cannabisPresident Obama says that federal laws banning marijuana will likely have to change if new states vote to legalize the drug on Tuesday. “The good news is is that after this referenda, to some degree it’s gonna call the question, because if in fact it passed in all these states, you now have about a fifth of the country that’s operating under one set of laws, and four-fifths in another,” Obama told Bill Maher in an interview. Fifty-seven percent of likely voters in California support Proposition 64. (See also: California is poised to legalize recreational marijuana)