Reporters’ Perspectives on Marijuana Legalization

Mar 15, 2017 | 3:30pm – 4:30pm
Reporters’ Perspectives on Marijuana Legalization


Lisa Kennedy Montgomery

Fox Business Network

Ricardo Baca

The Denver Post

In the 1930s, media coverage related to marijuana was all about reefer madness. By the 1980s and '90s, the conversation had shifted to focus on keeping marijuana away from teenagers. Media coverage was driven by adolescent use rates, whether they were up or down. Today media coverage has evolved and is much different than it was even a decade ago. This panel will discuss the changes in how the media have reported on marijuana over the years through today.

Primary Access: Film Badge, Music Badge, Artist Wristband, Interactive Badge, Platinum Badge
Format: Panel
Event Type: Sessions
Track: Journalism
Level: Beginner