Congressman: Obama has a 'schizophrenic policy' on pot

thelead.blogs.cnn.com Published: February 8, 2014
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(CNN) - The President said he does not think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, according to a recent interview with The New Yorker.

But when CNN asked him if he was willing to downgrade pot from a "Schedule One" narcotic, a category reserved for substances like heroin and LSD, Obama put the responsibility on Congress to make the move.



But according the Drug Enforcement Administration's own website, the President's Attorney General has the authority to "remove any drug or other substance from the schedules," if he thinks it's been mislabeled.

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