Barack Obama has said that although he believes smoking marijuana is a "bad idea" he is concerned that "poor kids" get locked up for "smoking pot".
It’s not something I encourage, and I’ve told my daughters I think it’s a bad idea, a waste of time, not very healthy.
Middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do.And 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.
...we should not be locking up kids or individual users for long stretches of jail time when some of the folks who are writing those laws have probably done the same thing.
More top news
Speaking publicly about their divorce for the first time, the actress said she is confident she and Brad Pitt will remain a family unit.
Misty low cloud and some patchy fog again tonight but with mild air
Former world title challenger Michael Watson and his carer were assaulted by would-be thieves in an apparent car-jacking attempt.