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Author Of Prohibition Book Expects Mass. Will See Parallels Between Legal Marijuana, Alcohol05:10

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A reduction in crime and new state revenues are among the benefits supporters of legalizing recreational marijuana are predicting for Massachusetts.

As of Thursday, the state law permits anyone over 21 to possess small amounts of pot.

For a look at the changes that can come when a previously banned substance becomes legal, we spoke with Dan Okrent, the author of "Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition."

This segment aired on December 15, 2016.


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