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Marijuana initiative could make or break Obama in Colorado

(Reuters) – Throughout his presidency, Barack Obama hasn’t exactly been a friend to marijuana users.

Sure, he has acknowledged smoking pot as a young man, but he has disappointed marijuana advocates by opposing its legalization, regulation and taxation like alcohol.

And the Justice Department’s occasional crackdown under his administration on medical marijuana dispensaries, which 17 states and the District of Columbia allow, has angered others.

So now, with Obama facing a stiff challenge from Republican Mitt Romney in the November 6 election, it’s ironic that his chances of winning the key state of Colorado could hinge on marijuana legalization, supported by a growing number of Americans.

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  1. elizamae

    God forbid the evil evil weed be legalized for any reason other than political leverage. The 2012 presidential election is a complete farce. Undoubtedly one of the low points in the history of this country.

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  2. Rhino

    Dude, this is the DUMBEST FUCKING SHIT EVER. I’d rather deal with a stoner 8 days a week. Why nit knock of some of the budget through tax revenue and freeing up DEA assets. Too logical.

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