President Obama Predicts How Upcoming Election Could Change Federal Marijuana Laws

With several more states expected to legalize marijuana in Tuesday’s election, President Obama believes the federal government will be forced to get serious about changing its laws against the herb.In a recent interview with HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher, the president explained what was at stake if the voters in five states—Arizona, California, Maine, Massachusetts and Nevada—decide to approve ballot measures intended to legalize marijuana in manner similar to what is currently underway in four other states and the District of Columbia.“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 said.Obama then went on to tell Maher that the outcome of the upcoming election could cause mass confusion within the federal agencies responsible for enforcing the nation’s drug laws. While...



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