Joe Biden’s position on pot legalization has not evolved.
The vice president told Time magazine on Thursday that while he believes “focusing significant resources on interdicting or convicting people for smoking marijuana is a waste of our resources,” he’s not in favor of ending the prohibition.
Time noted that Biden’s position on the issue is really no different than in 2010, when he decried marijuana as a “gateway drug.”
President Obama, who’s openly acknowledged that he toked in his younger days, said in an interview last month that he doesn’t believe marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol and that minorities are disproportionately punished under the country’s anti-pot laws.
Obama’s comment reportedly annoyed Drug Enforcement Administration chief Michele Leonhart.