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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: David Brooks, Big Weed & the New Whitney Museum

Friday, April 24, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: David Brooks (First) | How To Sell (Legal) Pot (Starts at 49:12) | The New Whitney Museum (Starts at 1:20:37)
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How to Sell Marijuana (Where It's Legal)

Monday, April 20, 2015

The founder of a legal head shop in Denver, Colorado, talks about the growing pains of the budding pot industry. 

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There Are Only So Many Ways to Describe the Color Green

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

For one year now, Colorado has had legal marijuana—and a pot critic, who reviews strands for The Denver Post. He describes his job, and we speak to a NY Senator pushing for legalization.

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Cannabis; SOTU; Singularity; Showing the Pope NYC

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

What has Colorado's legalized marijuana meant for marijuana? Plus: a State of the Union recap; 36 hours in NYC (for the Pope); and singularity.

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The City Council Speaker Has Inhaled

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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"If you are asking if I have ever smoked marijuana? Yes," said Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, who favors full legalization.

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The Takeaway

Is the Reefer Revolution Beginning on Constitution Avenue?

Thursday, November 06, 2014

On Tuesday, voters in Oregon, Alaska, and Washington D.C. voted to legalize recreational marijuana use. Is the reefer revolution finally beginning on Constitution Avenue?

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How Brooklyn's New Marijuana Policy Will Play on the Streets

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson announced this week that he'll no longer prosecute low-level marijuana possession cases. But NYPD Commissioner Bratton has instructed the NYPD to continue making arrestsEugene O'Donnell, professor of law and police science at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, former police officer, and former prosecutor, discusses what this means for Brooklyn residents and law enforcement on the ground.

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Is Pot Basically Legal in Brooklyn?

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

The DA says he'll no longer prosecute many low-level marijuana arrests, especially of people with little or no criminal record.

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The Takeaway

Hitting the High Notes

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Colorado Symphony, and the state's new marijuana industry, are kicking off a musical series, "Classically Cannabis."

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The Takeaway

Native Americans: The Next to Legalize Marijuana?

Friday, May 23, 2014

The dire need for a boost to the economy is why the Oglala Lakota Tribal Council's economic committee started looking into legalizing marijuana on the reservation this year. Many say it is something that tribe members of all ages seemed interested in.

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Colorado Symphony Sparks Up a Concert Series for Marijuana Users

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

In a bid to attract a new and younger audience, the Denver-based orchestra has announced "Classically Cannabis: The High Note Series," four marijuana-themed concerts.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Road To Legalized Marijuana

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Nushin Rashidian and Alyson Martin, investigative journalists and co-authors of A New Leaf: The End of Cannabis Prohibition (The New Press, 2014), discuss the history of cannabis legalization and the implications of legalized marijuana for the United States.

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Alcohol vs. Marijuana

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Talking about marijuana, President Obama recently said “I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.” Denver-based journalist David Sirota talks about the connection between alcohol and marijuana and how alcohol played a role in the campaign to legalize marijuana .

 

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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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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: 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: 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: 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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The Takeaway

Officials Call for Policy Change on Iran, America's Complicated Relationship with Marijuana, Biomechatronics

Monday, April 22, 2013

Questions of Motive and Due Process Surround Boston Bombing Suspect  | Senior American Officials Call For Policy Change on Iran | Depicting Iran Through Street Art | America's Relationship with Marijuana | Building a Better Limb | Texas Fertilizer Plant Explosion Leaves Community Hurting but Hopeful

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Morning Headlines | Selected by the WNYC News Hub

Monday, November 26, 2012

WNYC's morning news producers bring you a rundown of today's must-read stories.

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