Appearing in Minnesota yesterday, President Obama was asked about legalizing medical marijuana. His answer was beyond vague and not entirely supportive.
“If you can’t legalize marijuana, why can’t you just legalize medical marijuana?” a woman asked the president.
“A lot of states are making decisions about medical marijuana,” Obama explained. “As a controlled substance, the issue is then that is it being prescribed by a doctor as opposed to… you know, well, I’ll leave it at that.”
Watch this video from C-SPAN, broadcast Aug. 15, 2011.
Here is an interview with Obama shortly after he became president. In this one he supports medical marijuana when prescribed by a doctor for a medical condition, which may be what he was trying to say Monday, or not.