Obama Will Not Go After States Where Pot Is Legal

Barack Obama

President Barack Obama says he won't go after Washington state and Colorado for legalizing marijuana.<p/>In a Barbara Walters interview airing Friday on ABC, Obama is asked whether he supports making pot legal. He says - quote - "I wouldn't go that far."

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