Federal Marijuana Ban. After Obama observed, in his interview with The New Yorker, that marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked him whether he was open to reclassifying marijuana. “What is and isn’t a Schedule I narcotic is a job for Congress,” Obama replied. “It’s not something by ourselves that we start changing. No, there are laws undergirding those determinations.”
That response was highly misleading and evasive, especially compared to Obama’s candor regarding the relative hazards of marijuana and alcohol.