6 ways politicians are reacting to marijuana legalization

Demonstrators call for legalizing medical marijuana in California in 2011. As more and more states do, national politicians are responding in various ways. (Randall Benton/Sacramento Bee/MCT/Getty Images)

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6 ways politicians are reacting to marijuana legalization

Suddenly, politicians have a lot more opinions on marijuana.After decades in which national politicians mostly avoided the question of marijuana legalization, statewide experiments in Colorado and Washington have pushed the issue into the open.In an interview published this weekend, President Obama said he thinks smoking pot is no more dangerous than drinking alcohol, though he stopped short of endorsing legalization. With legalization still a fresh issue nationally, there are many different takes on it among politicians of both parties.Here's a …

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