For backers of legalized marijuana in Washington and Colorado, it isn’t what President Obama said — it’s what he didn’t say.
In an interview with ABC News, Obama said that recreational pot smoking in the two states that have legalized it is not a major concern for his administration.
"We’ve got bigger fish to fry," Obama said. "It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it’s legal."
Proponents of recreational marijuana use welcomed the president’s comments, but they stress that he didn’t address the bigger question: Will federal prosecutors and drug agents also look the other way?
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