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House Republicans to Challenge Obama's Mixed Signals on Marijuana

Mica scheduled a hearing about the White House's comments on the use of marijuana. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

The same day President Barack Obama suggested to CNN's Jake Tapper that revising the nation's marijuana policies is a task for Congress, a House panel announced it would hold a hearing on the White House's "mixed signals" on the drug.  

"The administration's schizophrenic messaging and enforcement related to the commercial use of marijuana has left the states and law enforcement in a difficult and untenable position," said Rep. John L. Mica, R-Fla., who is the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government Operations. "With the president's recent remarks, we need to find out where the administration is heading."