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<p>“Middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do,’’ he said. “And African-American kids and Latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties.’’<br /></p>

“Middle-class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do,’’ he said. “And African-American kids and Latino kids are more likely to be poor and less likely to have the resources and the support to avoid unduly harsh penalties.’’

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National News Briefs (Jan. 24 - 30)

President Barack Obama said he doesn’t think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol, "in terms of its impact on the individual consumer.’’