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.
A Record-High 50% Of Americans Now Say Marijuana Should Be Made Legal
According to a new Gallup poll, 50% of Americans now favor the legalization of marijuana. Gallup says if the current trend on legalizing marijuana continues, pressure may build to bring the nation's laws into compliance with the people's wishes.