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Lawmakers Ask Obama to Scale Back Pot Punishments (Video)

House Democrats are seeking to amp up the pressure on President Barack Obama to use his now-infamous “phone and pen” to do more than just raise the minimum wage for federal workers: They want him to aid in the reclassification of marijuana.  

On Wednesday, 17 Democrats — and Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California — sent a letter to Obama asking that he “instruct” Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. “to delist or classify marijuana in a more appropriate way, at the very least eliminating it from Schedule I or II.”

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