December 7, 2016 – President Obama Compares the Fight for Cannabis Reform to Marriage Equality

obamaA recent Rolling Stone interview with President Barack Obama brought to light the similarities between the fight for same-sex marriage and cannabis reform.

“[T]his is a debate that is now ripe, much in the same way that we ended up making progress on same-sex marriage,” Obama said. “There’s something to this whole states-being-laboratories-of-democracy and an evolutionary approach. You now have about a fifth of the county where [cannabis] is legal.”

Obama also explained that in order to make major changes, like what happened with marriage equality last year, there has to be many different actions taken to systematically make progress, rather than one major effort. He went on to explain the various steps he took at POTUS to make those systematic changes toward allowing same-sex marriage.

Just last year, the United States Supreme Court made history by ruling in favor of marriage equality. This sweeping

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