Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Colorado

Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Colorado

As of Jan. 1, those who wish can now purchase recreational pot in some 40 stores across the state of Colorado. We explore the seismic shifts taking place in the debate over marijuana.

As of Jan. 1, those who wish to can now purchase recreational pot in some 40 stores across Colorado. Last year the state, along with Washington, became the first to allow small amounts of marijuana for personal use, with plans to regulate it like alcohol. The federal government still considers marijuana an illegal drug, but, for the moment, seems prepared to allow for highly regulated distribution of medical and recreational pot. We explore these seismic shifts in the debate over legalizing marijuana.

Guests

Allen St. Pierre

Executive Director, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)

Kevin Sabet

Director, Project SAM (Smart Approaches to Marijuana); Director, Drug Policy Institute at the University of Florida; Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.

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