Obama says he won't go after Washington state, Colorado for legalizing marijuana

12/14/2012
ASSOCIATED PRESS

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he won't go after Washington state and Colorado for legalizing marijuana.

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."

But the president won't pursue the issue in the states where voters legalized the use of marijuana in the November elections. Marijuana remains illegal under federal law