When asked about his views on marijuana, President Barack Obama said that he did not believe it was more dangerous than alcohol.
In an interview with The New Yorker Magazine he said:
"As has been well documented, I smoked pot as a kid, and I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”
More top news
The mayor of Paris has called for a black feminist festival in the French capital to be banned because it "prohibited white people".
More than 200 drivers a day were caught using their mobile phones illegally in the wake of a major crackdown on the practice.
Tougher sentences will be handed out to perpetrators of domestic violence against children under plans being set out by the Conservatives.