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VIDEO: Obama dodges medical marijuana question

Appearing in Minnesota yesterday, President Obama was asked about legalizing medical marijuana. His answer was beyond vague and not entirely supportive

Jul 31, 2020
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Appearing in Minnesota yesterday, President Obama was asked about legalizing medical marijuana. His answer was beyond vague and not entirely supportive.
From Rawstory.com:
“If you can’t legalize marijuana, why can’t you just legalize medical marijuana?” a woman asked the president.
“A lot of states are making decisions about medical marijuana,” Obama explained. “As a controlled substance, the issue is then that is it being prescribed by a doctor as opposed to… you know, well, I’ll leave it at that.”
Watch this video from C-SPAN, broadcast Aug. 15, 2011.
Here is an interview with Obama shortly after he became president. In this one he supports medical marijuanawhen prescribed by a doctor for a medical condition, which may be what he was trying to say Monday, or not.
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