Legalizing Marijuana

The Brian Lehrer Show

Bush v. Gore 13 Years Later; Who Smokes Pot; Joe Lhota

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor has said that perhaps the high court should not have taken up Bush v. Gore. Hear what her comments tell us about the 5-4 decision, public opinion, and potential future cases. Then, a May series on marijuana legalization kicks off with Mark Kleiman, who is advising Washington state on their legalization efforts. He’ll discuss the demographics of who smokes marijuana. Plus: Former MTA chairman Joseph Lhota talks about his bid to be the Republican candidate for mayor, and his policies for stop-and-frisk, emergency preparedness and the environment; and a conversation about rationing and consumption.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Washington State's 'Pot Czar' on Legalization

Friday, April 12, 2013

Mark Kleiman, professor of public policy at the UCLA School of Public Affairs and co-author of Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know, has been chosen to lead Washington State's marijuana regulation now that the state has legalized the drug. He discusses legal considerations in the state, from where you can smoke to driving under the influence, and reflects on recent polling that finds that a majority of Americans think marijuana should be legalized.


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