The Takeaway

A Year Of Marijuana Reform Gives Hope For Future

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Cannabis decriminalization and legalization ballot initiatives had an almost 100% success rate this year. After a euphoric 2014, cannabis reformists are looking ahead to 2015 and beyond.


The New Yorker: Political Scene

Patrick Radden Keefe and Mattathias Schwarz on marijuana legalization.

Friday, January 03, 2014

Patrick Radden Keefe and Mattathias Schwarz on marijuana legalization.


The Brian Lehrer Show

Online Sales Tax; John Catsimatidis; Marijuana Addiction

Friday, May 10, 2013

The U.S. Senate has passed a bill to require online retailers to collect state sales taxes if they make $1 million or more. We’ll hear about its status in the House and take calls from business owners. And a May series on marijuana legalization continues with a look at addiction and health. Plus: John Catsimatidis on his bid to be the Republican candidate for mayor; a science journalist talks about making the decision to freeze her eggs; and the secret language of Craigslist real estate postings.

The Takeaway

The Evolution of Marijuana Culture

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Marijuana culture in this country is changing. There was legalization of recreational marijuana use back in November in Washington and Colorado. Medical marijuana is still legal in California. Today, we explore the different issues that weed legalization and use pose.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Coffee vs. Booze Edition

Saturday, April 27, 2013

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the challenges of questioning and prosecuting Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the handling of terror suspects since 9/11. They also discuss the complexities that confront Colorado as it tries to regulate its new marijuana industry.


Intelligence Squared US

Intelligence Squared US: Should Drugs be Legalized?

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Broadcast Times: Saturday 6am, 93.9FM, Saturday 2pm on  AM 820 and Sunday, 8pm on AM 820

Medical marijuana is available in 18 states, and the vote on November 6th legalized the possession of pot in Colorado and Washington. With the highest incarceration rate in the world, and more than $2 ...