Obama: ‘I don’t mind debate’ but no to legalizing drugs

By Andrew Jones
Saturday, April 14, 2012 15:51 EDT
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President Barack Obama on Univision's Al Punto. Screenshot via Al Punto.
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President Barack Obama continued his opposition towards legalizing drugs, including marijuana, this weekend ahead of the Summit of Americans in Colombia.

In an interview with Univision’s Enrique Acevedo for Al Punto, Obama said that although he was open to discussing the issue, he still would keep his current stance.

“I don’t mind debate around issues like decriminalization,” Obama said. “I personally don’t agree that’s a solution to the problem. But I think that given the pressures a lot of governments are under. Under resourced, overwhelmed by violence, it’s completely understandable that they would look for new approaches. and we want to cooperate with them. I don’t think legalization of drugs is the answer.”

WATCH: Video from Univision, which will be broadcast on April 15, 2012.

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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