Obama: Pot legalization not good economic strategy

By David Edwards
Thursday, March 26, 2009 11:39 EDT
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At his first virtual town hall event, President Obama answered a question that had gotten the most votes online.

“we took votes about which questions were going to be asked and i think 3 million people voted or — 3.5 million people voted. I have to say that there was one question that was voted on that ranked fairly high, and that was whether legalizing marijuana would improve the economy and job creation and I don’t know what this says about the online audience audience, but I just want — I don’t want people to think — this was a fairly popular question. We want to make sure it was answered. The answer is, no, I done think that is a good strategy to grow our economy.”

This video is from CNN’s Newsroom, broadcast Mar. 26, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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