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February 4th, 2014
06:42 PM ET

Congressman: Obama has a 'schizophrenic policy' on pot

(CNN) - The President said he does not think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, according to a recent interview with The New Yorker.

But when CNN asked him if he was willing to downgrade pot from a "Schedule One" narcotic, a category reserved for substances like heroin and LSD, Obama put the responsibility on Congress to make the move.

But according the Drug Enforcement Administration's own website, the President's Attorney General has the authority to "remove any drug or other substance from the schedules," if he thinks it's been mislabeled.

"This is a confusion, it's a schizophrenic policy as far as the federal government, along with state and local laws that are heading in opposite directions," Rep. John Mica, chairman of the House Government Operations Subcommittee, told CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper."

Check out more of our interview with Congressman Mica in the video above.

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