Politicians’ Viewpoints on Marijuana Legalization

Mar 13, 2017 | 12:30pm – 1:30pm


Diane Russell

Maine House of Representatives

Heather Fazio

Marijuana Policy Project

John Hudak

The Brookings Institute

Politicians created the problem of prohibition by vilifying and criminalizing marijuana, and then they ran from the “m” word like it was a curse. But today, many politicians support reforming marijuana policy because marijuana frequently polls better than the politicians themselves. This panel explores why current and former political figures support regulating marijuana.

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Format: Panel
Event Type: Sessions
Track: Government
Level: Intermediate