Will growing pot grow our economy, too?

President Obama addresses the most popular question he got for during today's online town hall.

Published March 26, 2009 4:45PM (EDT)

As noted in our earlier post on the online town hall President Obama's holding today, a fair amount of the most popular questions submitted to the White House Web site were about drug policy and legalizing marijuana, in part to help stimulate the economy.

His response, which you can watch below:

"I don't know what this says about the online audience... The answer is no, I don't think that is a good strategy to grow our economy." 

Thanks for clearing that up.

By Caitlin Shamberg

Caitlin Shamberg is a former multimedia editor at Salon.

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