Obama talks Medical Marijuana in Sanjay Gupta’s ‘Weed 3’ on CNN

In Gupta's 'Weed 3', President Obama was asked if he supports the recently introduced bill which would reschedule marijuana. This is what he had to say.


In Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s ‘Weed 3’, which premiered on April 19 2015, Gupta asked President Obama if he supports the recently introduced bill in the Senate by Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Rand Paul (R-KY) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY, which would reschedule marijuana from Schedule 1 to Schedule 2.

For context, in the video above the minute before Obama in which Gupta discusses the bill with Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand has also been included.

This is what Obama had to say:

[quote_box_center]“You know, I think I’d have to take a look at the details, but I’m on record as saying that not only do I think carefully prescribed medical use of marijuana may in fact be appropriate and we should follow the science as opposed to ideology on this issue, but I’m also on record as saying that the more we treat some of these issues related to drug abuse from a public health model and not just from an incarceration model, the better off we’re going to be” – President Obama, 19-04-2015[/quote_box_center]