President Obama Backs Cannabis Decriminalization Efforts

By Eric Bradner, CNN, Published With Special Permission

Washington (CNN)obamaPresident Barack Obama said states could overhaul their laws to discourage marijuana the same way “we’ve been able to discourage a lot of other bad things that people do” — like using tobacco.

His comments to Kansas City-based KMBC during a series of interviews Thursday afternoon with local television stations, the same day that Washington implemented a new law decriminalizing the use of small amounts of marijuana over the objections of some congressional Republicans.

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