President Obama is accused of lying about federal laws regarding marijuana.
In the interview, Obama was asked to reconcile his statement, as a presidential candidate, that he would not use “Justice Department resources to try to circumvent state laws [on medical marijuana],” with his administration’s recent severe crackdown on medical marijuana dispensaries.
What I specifically said was that we were not going to prioritize prosecutions of persons who are using medical marijuana,” Obama told Rolling Stone
The president continued, “I can’t nullify congressional law. I can’t ask the Justice Department to say, ‘Ignore completely a federal law that’s on the books.’”
But Walker isn’t buying it. He notes that the Controlled Substance Act, which governs marijuana use, allows the president to, without Congressional approval, change the classifications of drugs covered under the act.