Obama’s Marijuana Remarks Light Up Legalization Debate

That President Obama could openly speculate about marijuana being less dangerous than alcohol — and embrace the state-level legalization of the drug — is a measure of just how far the nation has moved since the 1980s. Back then, the Reagan administration’s approach was absolute: “Just Say No.” It’s more complicated today. Obama’s interview with the New Yorker‘s David Remnick gave a measure of validation to friends of legalization and served as a buzz kill to its foes. But even supporters of [...]

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