Obama: States More Likely to Legalize Pot

President Obama believes more states are likely to legalize marijuana following efforts in Colorado and Washington state.

“My suspicion is that you’re going to see other states look at this,” the president said in an interview with YouTube blogger Hank Green.

Obama said that the federal government was “not going to spend a lot of resources” enforcing federal marijuana laws in states that had decided to legalize the drug. He also noted that the Department of Justice was examining how to shift policies for nonviolent drug offenders.