Efforts To Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Use

Efforts To Legalize Marijuana For Recreational Use

Voters in Colorado, Oregon and Washington state weigh in on ballot initiatives that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. Federal law, state initiatives and the ongoing debate over legalizing pot.

On November 6th, voters in Colorado, Washington, and Oregon will weigh in on whether marijuana should be legalized. 17 states currently allow marijuana for medical purposes, but initiatives in these three states make recreational use legal as well. The proposed laws directly contradict federal law which classifies marijuana as a controlled substance along with heroin and LSD. A recent Rasmussen poll suggests that more than 50% of Americans favor legalizing and regulating marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol and tobacco. Please join us to discuss the debate debate over legalizing marijuana.

Guests

Allen St. Pierre

executive director, NORML.

Mark de Bernardo

executive director, Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace.

Jonathan Martin

reporter, The Seattle Times.

John Ingold

reporter, The Denver Post.

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