Obama Explains He Doesn’t Mind a Debate on Drug Legalization, But Doesn’t Think Legalization is the Answer

 by lucy

Drug legalization has been a frequently discussed topic recently throughout the world, and many world leaders are currently working to legalize marijuana in order to eliminate drug trafficking.  While they look for a more liberal approach to solving the world’s drug trafficking issues, President Obama has become more conservative in his stance against drugs and marijuana as his presidency has progressed.

While in Colombia, President Obama told Univision, “I don’t mind a debate on issues such as decriminalization.  I personally don’t agree that that’s a solution to the problem, but I think that, given the pressures that a lot of governments are under here — under resourced, overwhelmed violence — it’s completely understandable that they would look for new approaches and we want to cooperate with them.”

Obama’s in currently Colombia for the Summit of the Americas, where many people suspect that he will face pressure from other world leaders who are looking to legalize marijuana and other elicit drugs to work toward a lessening of trafficking charges and efforts throughout the world.

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9 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    ruffpeefer said on Apr 16, 2012

    There is video evidence of him saying he wants marijuana decriminalized in 2004, but what do you expect from the man when he has an election he's trying to win in 7 months.

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    onlinenate said on Apr 16, 2012

    He was asked about decriminalization while in Colombia where cocaine is a bigger issue than marijuana legalization. He said he'll let the states decide, if CO ok's it i would highly doubt he would step in after the election. Romney, on the other hand, believes in "synthetic marijuana", which is ridiculous

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    juan_cPa_ said on Apr 16, 2012

    we just got to wait it out another year and then hopefully with more states pushing for regulation we'll hopefully see a more lenient government after obama doesn't have to worry about being re-elected right now he has to play the politics game so shit might get worse before it gets better.

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    Coyote said on Apr 16, 2012

    Obama is a dumb-ass.

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    said on Apr 17, 2012

    Fuck obama, he was just lying to gain support and votes, he WILL not be reelected again, to bad I can't vote. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUU obama

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    StonedJhawk4twenty said on Apr 17, 2012

    Id rather have Obama than Romney personally…. Anyone voting for Ron Paul is essentially voting for Romney. I wish Ron Paul had the numbers but he just doesn't.

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    Elvers said on Apr 17, 2012

    Obama better get off his high horse and better go after the real bad shit that's going around. Other than mmj people.

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    fireog420 said on Apr 17, 2012

    this is the man who signed NDAA we should expect nothing from him but impeachment.which they already tried,and still are,but this is the NWO we're dealing with,best thing to do i think,is to bitch and whine to like state congress members to impeach the liar and criminal(according to the constitution),and if we see no change we protest

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