Obama’s comments in #Jamaica re #marijuana legalization could have been better

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“I am a very strong believer that the path that we have taken in the United States in the so-called ‘War on Drugs’ has been so heavy in emphasizing incarceration that it has been counterproductive,” he said.

“I do not foresee, any time soon, Congress changing the law at a national basis,” he said.

“I have to tell you that it’s not a silver bullet, because, first of all, if you are legalizing marijuana, then how do you deal with other drugs and where do you draw the line?” he said.

“If you think that big multinational companies are not going to suddenly come in and market and try to control and profit from the trade,” he said. “that’s, I think, a very real scenario.”