What happened to that “we can’t have a bunch of patchwork laws” meme the administration used when suing Arizona, Alabama and South Carolina over immigration?
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the federal government won’t go after recreational marijuana use in Washington state and Colorado, where voters have legalized it.
What would one expect from the President of the “choom gang?”
In a Barbara Walters interview airing Friday on ABC, Obama was asked whether he supports making pot legal.
“I wouldn’t go that far,” Obama replied. “But what I think is that, at this point, Washington and Colorado, you’ve seen the voters speak on this issue.”
Our first president who ignores the Constitution, issues waivers to duck federal laws and refuses to enforce immigration & drug laws.
But the president said he won’t pursue the issue in the two states where voters legalized the use of marijuana in the November elections. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law.
“… as it is, the federal government has a lot to do when it comes to criminal prosecutions,” Obama said. “It does not make sense, from a prioritization point of view, for us to focus on recreational drug users in a state that has already said that under state law, that’s legal.”
[…]”Neither states nor the executive branch can nullify a statute passed by Congress,” U.S. Attorney John Walsh said. “Regardless of any changes in state law, including the change that will go into effect on Dec. 10 in Colorado, growing, selling or possessing any amount of marijuana remains illegal under federal law.”
Except for Obama nullifying DOMA, No Child Left Behind, Don’t Ask-Don’t Tell, welfare-to-work, immigration and now drug laws.
Walsh added: “Members of the public are also advised to remember that it remains against federal law to bring any amount of marijuana onto federal property, including all federal buildings, national parks and forests, military installations, and courthouses.”