Should the U.S. legalize pot as a way to grow jobs and stimulate the economy?
That was the top question asked today by visitors to the White House web site. There was speculation whether the president would take it or not
The answer is: Yes! (Not legalizing marijuana but if he took the question).
"I don't know what this says about the online audience," the president said to much laughter.
"But, no, I don't think that is a good strategy to grow the economy."
The audience in the East Room applauded the president's answer.
How did those on Twitter respond? Some of the immediate Tweets seem to indicate disappointment.
There were at least a couple Twitterers that weren't entirely disappointed.
bturk: Note to Obama: If you legalize marijuana then everyone will forget how bad the economy/housing/taxes/banking is under your control.
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