High stakes for marijuana (Al Jazeera video)


Video from Al Jazeera

More people in the US have been arrested for marijuana possession than for any violent crime. But a new poll shows that for the first time, more than half of Americans surveyed say they’re in favor of legalising marijuana – compared to just 12% in 1969. With the dramatic shift in American public opinion, should the US reconsider its marijuana laws?

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:

Robert Capecchi @MarijuanaPolicy
Deputy Director of State Policies, Marijuana Policy Project

Kevin Sabet @kevinsabet
Co-Founder, Smart Approaches to Marijuana

Kristi Kelly @kleethe1andonly, Lara Okoloko, and Dustin Mahon join us via Google+ hangout.

Editor’s snark:

“It’s very dangerous for teenagers” (Yeah, if they take part in a choom gang, they might become a Harvard graduate and President)

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