Politicians’ Viewpoints on Marijuana Legalization

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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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Heather Fazio

Texans For Responsible Marijuana Policy

John Hudak

The Brookings Institute

Diane Russell

Maine House of Representatives

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Panel

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Government

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Intermediate