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What Obama has to say about medical marijuana

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What makes real town hall meetings interesting--the unscripted ones--is that people ask what is on their mind. In Minnesota on Monday, President Obama was asked, "if you can't legalize marijuana, why can't we just legalize medical marijuana, to help the people that need it?"

Said Obama, "Well, you know, a lot of states are making decisions about medical marijuana. As a controlled substance, the ssue then is, you know, is it being prescribed by a doctor, as opposed to, you know -- well -- -- I'll -- I'll -- I'll -- I'll leave it at that."

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