“African-American kids and Latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties,” Obama told the New Yorker’s top editor during a series of interviews published on Friday.
The legalization efforts in Washington state and Colorado should be accepted and measured, Obama said.
On marijuana, Obama hedged when asked if it is dangerous, and responded with a partial criticism.
“I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes… [and] I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”
More on the President's announcement on the Daily Caller.