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Cannabis is known as marijuana or ganja in its herbal form and hashish in its resinous form. Cannabis is known as marijuana or ganja in its herbal form and hashish in its resinous form. (Leon Neal/AFP/Getty Images)

Every week in May, we'll hear from Mark Kleiman, who is advising Washington State on their legalization process after voters made that decision in November, about different considerations: the economics of pot, the science behind the drug, public opinion, health and addiction. Mark Kleiman is also professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know.

Legal Weed: Who Smokes?

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Mark Kleiman, co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs To Know, kicks off a May series on marijuana with a look at who smokes and why. Plus: your calls on whether you're seeing a public opinion shift.

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Legal Weed: Addiction

Friday, May 10, 2013

A May series on marijuana continues with a look at addictionMark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, marijuana legalization consultant for Washington State, and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press, 2013) talks about the drug's effects and how legalization might address treatment.  He's joined by WNYC senior reporter Marianne McCune who talks about her piece on abuse and dependence of marijuana, as part of the "Weed Next Door" series.

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Legal Weed: Science of Marijuana

Thursday, May 16, 2013

A May series on marijuana continues with a look at the science of the drug. Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, marijuana legalization consultant for Washington State, and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press), talks about the science of THC and cannabinoids and their effects on marijuana users.

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Legal Weed: Economics

Thursday, May 23, 2013

A May series on marijuana continues with the economics of the drug. Mark Kleiman professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, marijuana legalization consultant for Washington State, and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know  [Oxford University Press], talks about the supply and demand side of legalizing marijuana, including what it means for geopolitics and patents and taxes.

 

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Legal Weed: Federal laws

Thursday, May 30, 2013

A May series on marijuana concludes with final thoughts on the federal ban now that the drug is legal in two states. Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, marijuana legalization consultant for Washington State, and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know (Oxford University Press2012) explains how he thinks state and federal law could be reconciled, and takes your calls.

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