A May series on marijuana continues with a look at addiction. 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, 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.
.@markarkleiman says "addiction" isn't useful term w/ pot - "a very powerful bad habit."Risk smaller than alcohol/cigs, but it's there.— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) May 10, 2013