With more and more states legalizing marijuana, President Obama's administration hasn't said how it will reconcile federal laws against it, but in a new interview with ABC News's Barbara Walters, the president says a weed crackdown would not be a "top priority." Obama explained, "We've got bigger fish to fry." When asked if marijuana should be legalized, Obama said, "I wouldn't go that far." But he did indicate a bit of deference to the states on the issue, saying that "you've seen the voters speak" and questioning federal law enforcement's role "in a state that has already said that under state law that's legal."
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