Obama retract statements on decriminalization

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> Obama Campaign Retracts Statement Supporting Decriminalization
> Washington, DC: Senator Barack Obama’s campaign backed away from
> statements made last week affirming the Senator’s support for
> decriminalizing marijuana *, after being confronted with inconsistencies
> in his past and present campaigns on the issue by the Washington Times.
> A spokesman for Obama’s campaign blamed confusion over the meaning of
> decriminalization for the inconsistencies, and said that while Obama does
> not support decriminalization, "we are sending far too many first-time,
> nonviolent drug users to prison for very long periods of time, and that we
> should rethink those laws."
> *SEE: http://www.norml.org:80/index.cfm?Group_ID=7499
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