White House: Targeting Individual Pot Smokers Is Not The Best Use Of Resources

White House Deputy Spokesman Josh Earnest said Wednesday targeting individual marijuana users, especially those with serious medical issues, was “not the best allocation” of federal law enforcement resources. Earnest also said the president, at this point, is not advocating for a change in marijuana’s drug classification and will continue to prosecute drug traffickers. Colorado officials also said Wednesday they believe they have “tacit approval” from the Justice Department to implement laws legalizing marijuana recently passed in their state according to Talking Points Memo.

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