Obama Makes Statement About Marijuana Legalization

 by lucy

Since recreational marijuana was legalized in Washington and Colorado, President Obama and his administration have remained relatively quiet about their feelings on the matter.

However, during a speech at a meeting of young Mexicans at the Mexico City Anthropology Museum, Obama shared his opinions.  He told the group, “I’ve been asked, and I honestly do not believe that legalizing drugs is the answer.”

Obama touched on the subject due to the prominent marijuana trafficking between Mexico and the United States, which has significantly contributed to violence that has led to the death of thousands of Mexicans over the years.

He continued to explained that his administration “understands that much of the root cause of violence that’s been happening here in Mexico, for which so many Mexicans have suffered, is the demand for illegal drugs in the United States.  And so we’ve got to continue to make progress on that front.”

Some analysts believe that marijuana legalization is the answer to that problem, eliminating the need for a black market and taking marijuana profits away from dangerous drug cartels.  However, Obama said that the solution is a “comprehensive approach– not just law enforcement, but education and prevention and treatment.”

 

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15 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    Bubbles117 said on May 6, 2013

    Yeah shit that has not worked and will not work, Legalize it Obama you Douche Bag

  2. 6

    MACVISHION said on May 6, 2013

    Yep @bubbles 117

  3. 4

    Stimulator said on May 6, 2013

    only got 20 $'s in my pocket

  4. 3

    Lukaroast said on May 6, 2013

    Yes, because medical patients totally want a pressurized cube of yellow weed from Mexico rather than Cali buds. Totally

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    redlaser said on May 6, 2013

    Except there is no progress against the drug trafficking violence in Mexico, it just escalates. And to say there is a solution that sounds like past "solutions", is insulting. There is no money for "education", "prevention" or especially "treatment".

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    eddie273273 said on May 6, 2013

    Obama said that the solution is a “comprehensive approach– not just law enforcement, but education and prevention and treatment.”

    And none of that has worked in the last 80 years .
    Legalize
    Regulate
    Educate .

  7. 2

    hashman420 said on May 6, 2013

    fuck obama…its not what he believes, it should be up to the fuckin people…n ya that bullshit has not worked.

  8. 5

    sconaway said on May 6, 2013

    Thanks to William Randolph Hearst and his asshole buddy Harry Anslinger in the early 1920's they placed Cannabis/Hemp calling it Marijuana as a schedule 1 narcotic with heroin and Cocaine. Why? So that the thousands of acres of timberland Hearst owned would be used for paper instead of hemp, which most paper was made out of at that time. Hearst made money and the good citizens of the USA got screwed. Paper made from hemp was/is cheaper than paper made of wood pulp. Prior to that time period.Cannabis was used in a multitude of medicines. Why is Cannabis a gateway drug?? It's classed as a narcotic with heroin and cocaine. What's the easiest drug to get? Marijuana, people try it and see that it's not so bad and think well they lied about weed, let's see if they lied about heroin and cocaine too. By the time they figured it out, they were hooked on heroin and cocaine. Now the DEA lazy bastards that they are go for the soft targets, pot dealers and ignore the other dangerous drugs because one bust of a 100 pounds of weed is easier than to do than 25 pounds of heroin or meth. which would you rather have on the street 100 pounds of weed or 100 pounds of heroin? As for Obama that 3 headed monkey should be in a freak show somewhere in New Jersey.

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    spkavyo said on May 6, 2013

    You can have the current system which wastes billions of dollars of taxpayer money trying to stop an illegal supply that is often grown in our National Forests polluting them with chemicals and killing wildlife. Or you can have a nice legal system, controlled from seed to sale, and the states cash in on all that sales tax money, licensing fees and excise taxes.
    Which do you think the public would vote for Mr. President?
    Just because you smoked weed does not mean you can't take action, or take no action, when it comes to states allowing marijuana use. The best move is to remove marijuana from Schedule 1 status. There is no excuse when Marinol and Sativex will be legal prescription medicines, and the whole herb, with all it's beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes is the more affordable, better for you alternative. It is time for a new DEA and NIDA director anyway!

  10. 4

    reactor420 said on May 6, 2013

    Just watch House of Cards on Netflix. It will help you understand the American political system. Politicians DO NOT REPRESENT the people. They only represent themselves, their own self interests and that of their lobbyists. This isn't a conspiracy, it is reality of the situation. That's why congress can't pass a gun control bill that 90% of the population wants. That's why they can't legalize a simple little plant even for medical purposes that over 80% of Americans support (for medical purposes http://marijuanamajority.com). They don't care about what the people want or what would benefit society. They only care about themselves and the lobbyists.

    Fuck the Supreme Court ruling here in Cali today too.

  11. 2

    LloydChristmas said on May 6, 2013

    If they aren't going to at least regulate cannabis nationwide then they should make alcohol, tobacco products, and pharmaceuticals completely illegal. That way everyone will be looked at as a criminal like we have for more than 80 years. I just don't understand their way of thinking

  12. 0

    Kronix said on May 7, 2013

    Dear American and Mexican citizens

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    Love Obama No weed for you
    PS I finged ur moms bum with that finger and your dad cleaned it

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    Kronix said on May 7, 2013

    Dear American and Mexican citizens

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    Love Obama
    Ps I fingered ur moms bum with that finger and ur dad cleaned it

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    eddie273273 said on May 18, 2013

    Dear Barry Obama
    President of the Choom Gang
    I DO NOT WANT TO BE PROTECTED FROM MYSELF !
    Leave me and my weed alone .
    Thank you .

  15. 0

    talkin56 said on May 28, 2013

    Obama needs to wake up…as many other leaders just plain disagree with his shill like remarks..Case in point :
    “Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana in private for personal use… Therefore, I support legislation amending Federal law to eliminate all Federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce [28g] of marijuana.”
    ― Jimmy Carter

    “Federal and state laws (should) be changed to no longer make it a crime to possess marijuana for private use.”
    ― Richard M. Nixon

    “The drug war is a total scam, prescription drugs kill 300K a year, while marijuana kills no one, but they spend billions/year 'fighting' it, because pot heads make for good little slaves to put into private prisons, owned by the banks who launder the drug money, and it's ALL DOCUMENTED.”
    ― Alex E. Jones

    “The amount of money and of legal energy being given to prosecute hundreds of thousands of Americans who are caught with a few ounces of marijuana in their jeans simply makes no sense – the kindest way to put it. A sterner way to put it is that it is an outrage, an imposition on basic civil liberties and on the reasonable expenditure of social energy.”
    ― William F. Buckley Jr.

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