Fifty years after King was assassinated, we review King's lesser known legacy and how it is used against activists today.
When the clock strikes 12:01 a.m. Thursday, possessing up to two ounces of marijuana will be legal in the District of Columbia. But the marijuana issue remains mired in a thicket of complex, yet hugely consequential legal questions: By defying skeptics in Congress, is the District overstepping its Home Rule charter? What will happen if, as seems likely, the District does not immediately establish rules to regulate and tax sales? How will local police react if a tourist lights up in the street? Kojo examines what comes next and takes your calls.
- Adam Eidinger Chairman, D.C. Cannabis Campaign; Founder and Partner, Mintwood Media Collective; Co-founder Capitol Hemp
- Martin Austermuhle Producer / Reporter, WAMU.org
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