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Obama Vows to Let States Lead the Way on Marijuana

The president said he has directed the Justice Department to look at how the federal government deals with non-violent drug offenders.
LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 22: President Obama greets audience members after speaking at the University of Kansas at the Anschutz Pavillion on January 22, 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas.

LAWRENCE, KS - JANUARY 22: President Obama greets audience members after speaking at the University of Kansas at the Anschutz Pavillion on January 22, 2015 in Lawrence, Kansas.

Photographer: Jamie Squire

President Obama is not going to stand in the way of U.S. states that want to get high. 

In an interview Thursday with YouTube blogger Hank Green, Obama was asked about the growing conflict between state and federal marijuana laws.