On April 20, people around the nation will celebrate the enigmatic 4/20 holiday by smoking, toking and eating marijuana. According to federal law, they could all be arrested for using a Schedule I substance, a classification that also includes drugs such as LSD, PCP and heroin.
President Barack Obama supports that law, or at least has done nothing to change it -- and he could, simply by rescheduling marijuana out of Schedule I. Despite his past as a renowned ringleader of the pot-smoking "Choom Gang" while growing up in Hawaii, his administration's current position offers little sympathy for marijuana, regardless of the drug's legal status in various states.
According to the White House's official position against legalization, "marijuana use is harmful and should be discouraged." Obama has dismissed legalization as well, and while he's said that the recent pot legalization efforts in Washington and Colorado prove there needs to be a discussion, there have been no signs that he plans to scale back his aggressive enforcement policy.
Obama's anti-pot position is increasingly becoming an outlier, as the nation appears to be evolving on the issue of outright legalization. A poll released on Friday found that a majority of Americans support legalizing, taxing and regulating pot, while earlier surveys have suggested that even more support decriminalization and legal medical marijuana. For a comprehensive collection of people who disagree with Obama on the issue, click over to Marijuana Majority.
It's becoming more and more evident that Obama's policy of prohibition is growing increasingly unpopular. Below, take a look at 25 people who are more "evolved" in their marijuana views than the president. Some of them might surprise you.