High stakes for marijuana
High stakes for marijuanaAs public opinion shifts, should the US reconsider marijuana laws?
More people in the US have been arrested for marijuana possession than for any violent crime. But a new poll shows that for the first time, more than half of Americans surveyed say they’re in favor of legalising marijuana – compared to just 12% in 1969. With the dramatic shift in American public opinion, should the US reconsider its marijuana laws?
In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
Robert Capecchi @MarijuanaPolicy
Deputy Director of State Policies, Marijuana Policy Project
Kevin Sabet @kevinsabet
Co-Founder, Smart Approaches to Marijuana
Kristi Kelly @kleethe1andonly, Lara Okoloko, and Dustin Mahon join us via Google+ hangout.
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