Obama signals support for legalizing medical marijuana

April 20, 2015 2:57 PM

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In a CNN documentary aired for the first time Sunday night, on the eve of the informal April 20 holiday celebrating cannabis subculture, US president Barack Obama reiterated his support for medicinal use of marijuana and moving towards decriminalization of the drug.

In the documentary, “Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution,” CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta asked the president if he supported the US Senate’s efforts to recognize the medicinal benefits of marijuana by demoting the drug from a Schedule I classification—reserved for drugs “with no currentl...

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