Support the news
Marijuana, on the ballot again next week. For medical use. For recreational use. We’ll look at the country’s changing take on pot.
Jonathan Caulkins, Professor of Operations Research and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He is co-author of “Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know.”
Rob Kampia, co-founder and executive director of the Marijuana Policy Project.
Robert Dupont, co-chair of the Writing Group on Marijuana and Fellow at The American Society of Addiction Medicine. He was the first Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (1973-1978).
C-Segment: Sandy's Aftermath
Gregory Daco, senior economist at IHS Global Insight.
From Tom's Reading List
LA Times "The federal crackdown in L.A. is thought to be in reaction to a void of attempted regulation. But while the city itself may have run into barriers to the regulation of medical marijuana, the industry has been working to ensure community safety and patient access."
60 Minutes "Highly regulated shops sell medicine patients can smoke with names like Jack Frost and Biodiesel; edible versions of cannabis are also available, from the newfangled, like ice-cream, sparkling sodas and chocolate, to old standbys like cookies and brownies. A webcast to go live on Sunday evening on 60MinutesOvertime.com will feature a whole segment on the various kinds of marijuana-infused edible products Kroft found."
New York Times "Most efforts to legalize marijuana possession have generally run aground in the face of unified opposition. Mothers Against Drunk Driving led the charge in helping to defeat a ballot measure in California in 2010. Law enforcement groups, not too surprisingly, have also been largely opposed in the past."
This program aired on October 31, 2012.
Support the news