In a discussion of Colorado and Washington State’s push to legalize marijuana, President Obama recently told The New Yorker that “it’s important for it to go forward.” This was a reversal of Obama’s previous declarations that he opposes legalization. While the president’s New Yorker statements may have prompted the Justice Department’s new effort to help legal marijuana business access banking services, it has also prompted Obama’s own press spokesman to now deny Obama ever endorsed legalization. Incredibly, White House spokesman Jay Carney said of his boss’s New Yorker comments: “He’s not endorsing any specific move by a state; he’s simply making an observation. His position on these matters has not changed.” – Sirota