Marijuana: Obama's wrong about his ability to reschedule pot, advocate says

President Barack Obama may be regretting his decision to talk marijuana in an interview last month. After telling the New Yorker that, in his opinion, pot is less risky than alcohol for the individual user, Obama was asked in a CNN followup if he'd consider rescheduling cannabis, currently listed by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a drug whose dangers rival heroin's. He replied that only Congress can do that, but a prominent marijuana advocate says he's wrong and offers documentation to support his argument.
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