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Obama: Pot users should not be ‘top priority’ of federal law enforcement

President Barack Obama says recreational users of marijuana in states that have legalized the substance should not be a “top priority” of federal law enforcement officials prosecuting the war on drugs.

"We’ve got bigger fish to fry," Obama said of pot users in Colorado and Washington during an exclusive interview with ABC News' Barbara Walters.

"It would not make sense for us to see a top priority as going after recreational users in states that have determined that it’s legal," he said, invoking the same approach taken toward users of medicinal marijuana in 18 states where it’s legal.

House survives encroaching wildfire in Washington
Flames from a wildfire in Eastern Washington surrounded this house near Cle Elum on Aug. 14. The next day, the house was still standing, despite being surrounded by burnt brush and trees. Officials say the 22,000-acre Taylor Bridge fire is about 25% contained today. Read more from The Seattle Times.Photo: Elaine Thompson / AP

House survives encroaching wildfire in Washington

Flames from a wildfire in Eastern Washington surrounded this house near Cle Elum on Aug. 14. The next day, the house was still standing, despite being surrounded by burnt brush and trees.

Officials say the 22,000-acre Taylor Bridge fire is about 25% contained today. Read more from The Seattle Times.

Photo: Elaine Thompson / AP